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Ingham County Man Wins $500,000 Playing the Michigan Lottery’s Holiday Gold Instant Game

An Ingham County man says winning $500,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s Holiday Gold instant game will be life changing. The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his winning ticket at Rich Oil, located at 601 West Bellevue in … Continue reading →

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Wayne County Man Wins $5,000 a Week for Life Playing the Michigan Lottery’s Cash For Life Instant Game

A Wayne County man is still trying to pick his jaw up off the floor after winning $5,000 a week for life playing the Michigan Lottery’s Cash For Life instant game. The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought … Continue reading →

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Oakland County Man Wins $150,000 Playing Michigan Lottery’s Caribbean Cashword Instant Game Online

An Oakland County man plans to pay it forward after winning $150,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s Caribbean Cashword instant game online. “I had just started playing Caribbean Cashword and it was getting late,” said the player, who chose to remain … Continue reading →

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Here are the top 10 richest Michigan lottery winners in history

Story by Edward Pevos of MLive

These people in Michigan became rich, and we mean filthy rich. Here are the top 10 richest lottery jackpot winners in Michigan Lottery history.

Photo by Emily Rose Bennett – MLive

#10: $57 million Mega Millions

The 10th largest jackpot in Michigan lottery history was the $57 million Mega Millions jackpot on June 13, 2008. Fred Topous of Kent City in Kent County won the prize, claiming it four days later. He elected to take the lump sum payment of $33,989,267 before taxes. (AP Photo/Michigan Lottery)

#9: $66 million Mega Millions

The $66 million Mega Millions jackpot on June 13, 2014 is the 9th largest jackpot in Michigan lottery history. Kelsey Zachow of Port Huron claimed the prize on July 31, 2014. (Photo courtesy of the Michigan Lottery)

#8: $75 million Mega Millions

A Detroiter won the 8th largest Michigan lottery jackpot in history. Loretta Brown won the $75 million Mega Millions jackpot on November 14, 2006. She claimed her prize two days later, opting for the lump sum of $44 million before taxes. (AP Photo/Daymon J. Hartley)

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#7: $79 million Mega Millions

The 7th largest Michigan lottery jackpot in history happened on July 5, 2013. Dick Zelasko of Troy claimed his $79 million prize two months later on September 6, 2013. Pictured is Zelasko, behind that sign, holding up his winning ticket. (Photo: Michigan Lottery)

#6: $128.6 million Powerball

Mike Greer claimed the 6th largest jackpot in Michigan history on November 12, 2010. His “Team Victory” group won the $128.6 million Powerball lottery on November 6, 2010. The ticket was split by members of a group primarily from southeast Michigan. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

#5: $136 million Mega Millions

The fifth largest jackpot in Michigan history comes in at $136 million dollars. 60 year old David Sneath of Livonia won the jackpot on April 1, 2008. He claimed the prize two days later. Pictured is Sneath with his winning ticket. (Photo courtesy of the Michigan Lottery)

#4: $181 million Big Game

The fourth largest jackpot in Michigan lottery history happened in 2000. Larry Ross of Shelby Township won $181.5 million playing the Big Game lottery on May 9, 2000. He collected his winnings on May 20, 2000. (AP Photo/Dale Aktins)

#3: $208 million Mega Millions

The third largest jackpot in Michigan lottery history happened on April 22, 2005. Pictured is Michigan Lottery Commissioner Gary Peters presenting a check to the $208 million Mega Millions winners, Ralph and Mary Stebbins of Port Huron. They claimed the prize on April 29, 2005. The couple chose to take their winnings in one payment, giving them $124.7 million before taxes. (AP Photo/MIchigan Lottery, Handout)

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