One lucky Michigan Lottery player was able to claim half a million dollars while purchasing a ticket at a local convenience store. The player from Macomb, who remains anonymous, cashed the winning ticket for $553,553 while playing $500 Cash for Life.
Below you will see what prizes are still available and the odds of receiving these prizes. In addition, you will also need to check your local lottery retailer in order to see if this game is still available in your area.
Top Prize: $500 a Week for Life
Overall Odds: 1 in 4.87
How to Play
This instant win, in-store-only game can be found at various lottery retailers. You can search online or visit one nearest you to check availability.
After purchasing your ticket, you will need to see if any of your numbers match with any of the winning numbers. If you find a match, then you will win the prize that is shown below that number.
If you happen to scratch and reveal a pot of gold, then you will win the prize that is shown automatically. If you manage to reveal the “win all” symbol, then you win all five prizes that are shown on the ticket.
In addition, some lucky players might have the “life” symbol. This means you will win $500 a week for life, which is the grand prize.
Odds, Price, and Prizes
The overall odds of winning a single prize for $500 Cash for Life are 1 in 4.87. If you would like to increase your chances of winning a prize, then you can purchase an additional ticket.
At just $1 a ticket, this is fairly cost-effective and could fit just about any budget. However, you need to realize your spending limits even though it is just $1 a ticket.
The $500 a week for life prize can be cashed out for a grand prize of $553,553. At the time of the latest ticket purchase, the recent winner took him the last available jackpot prize. As you can see in the table below, there are a handful of other prizes available.
Prize: Remaining – Start
$553,553: 0 – 3
$100: 13 – 146
$50: 92 – 918
$20: 830 – 7,360
$10: 11,353 – 88,126
$5: 30,362 – 220,366
$2: 133,022 – 844,764
$1: 200,759 – 1,101,868
Total: 376,431 – 2,263,551