A player from Kent County is the latest winner of the Monthly Jackpot Progressive prize of $538,958 from the Michigan Lottery. The 60-year-old player won the prize after being selected in a random drawing on May 10. Entries into the giveaway were earned from playing eligible Monthly Jackpot online games at MichiganLottery.com.
The lucky player knew he was earning entries into the monthly drawing when playing Monthly Progressive Jackpot games but says he’s not a lucky person and never thought he would win. So, when he got a call from the Lottery informing him that he’s won the $538,958 prize, he thought it could be a scam call.
After talking to the lottery operator, the player checked his email and discovered he had won the prize. He confirmed its validity and was elated. Excited to share the news with his acquaintances, he chose to remain undisclosed.
Recently, he visited the Lottery headquarters to collect his substantial reward. His goal is to clear out his mortgage debt and put aside the remaining portion of his earnings for savings.
Six online instant games give players another chance to win, with every $0.50 wagered going toward the Monthly Second Chance Jackpot drawing. The current online second chance games are Michigan Multiplier Wilds, Lucky Start, Cash Vault, Viva Las Jackpots, Mystery Vault, and May Monthly Jackpot.
Once the entry period is closed, one jackpot winner is selected in a random drawing from all entries for the month. Players can visit ‘My Entries’ to see their Monthly Second Chance Jackpot drawing entries.
Online second-chance instant games cost $0.50 to $20 per play, where players click to reveal five or more matching symbols to win. Revealing a ‘key’ symbol unlocks a vault where players are guaranteed to win an instant prize, bonus game, or extra reveals.
The Monthly Progressive Jackpot game has paid players more than $3.1 million in prizes since it launched in April 2022. The $538,935 April 2023 prize was the second-biggest awarded, with the last prize of $625,162 given away in March as the largest jackpot won so far. The current jackpot for the May 2023 entry period is estimated at $427,160.