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The Billion Dollar Challenge results are in. Along with 90 other lottery players from around the country, fifteen very lucky Michigan Lottery players won a trip to Las Vegas last week and participated in the Billion Dollar Challenge™ for a chance to win up to $1 billion.

So, what did the fifteen Michigan Lottery players bring home?

Cash prizes. Yes, all 15 MI Lottery players won at least a $1000 prize while participating in the Billion Dollar Challenge.

The Billion Dollar Challenge event took place on 16 April 2019 at the LINQ Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Each of the following players 1st won the opportunity to participate in the Billion Dollar Challenge.

Here is what each player brought back home

  1. Candace Johnson, of Southfield, $60,000
  2. Jennifer Bell, of Detroit, $25,000
  3. Jill Hoppe, of Bay City, $25,000
  4. Ada Ochoa, Brighton, $25,000
  5. David Arthur, of Grosse Isle, $1,000
  6. Kristopher Bovee, of Saginaw, $1,000
  7. Jennifer Burbary, of Sterling Heights, $1,000
  8. Christine Dodge, of Brighton, $1,000
  9. Robert Haack, of Rochester Hills, $1,000
  10. Collen LaFavors, of Detroit, $1,000
  11. Randy Naughton, of China, $1,000
  12. Douglas Palicki, of Manitou Beach, $1,000
  13. Norman Reece, of South Lyon, $1,000
  14. Shawn Wilkison, of Eastpointe, $1,000
  15. Cam May Witkowski, of Hawks, $1,000.

Johnson was one of five players who received a Golden Ticket to advance to the second round of the BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE.

“I thought winning a free trip to Las Vegas was great,” said Candace Johnson. “I brought my daughter with me and it is the first time we’ve both been here. Getting the chance to go on stage after getting a Golden Ticket was incredible.

“Winning $60,000 playing the BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE makes this a trip I’ll never forget. I’m looking forward to sharing this prize with my family and using it as a cushion for my retirement.”

An Ohio player won $2 million in the final round of the BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE.

How to Enter

Each player won the opportunity to participate in the BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE by entering ticket codes from non-winning GOLDEN TICKET™ II instant game tickets. Every player received round-trip airfare for two to Las Vegas, deluxe hotel accommodations for four days and three nights, ground transportation to and from the Las Vegas airport and hotel, and $1,000 spending money.

Each $10 GOLDEN TICKET™ II ticket offered players 20 chances to instantly win prizes ranging from $10 up to $1 million. Players won more than $30 million playing the GOLDEN TICKET™ II instant game.