Michigan Lottery: 3 players win opportunity to play 'BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE'

LANSING, Mich. – Three lucky Michigan Lottery players are headed to Las Vegas to take part in the BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE™ after winning the GOLDEN TICKET™ second chance drawing.

The lucky winners are:

  • Karen Ferry, of Gaylord
  • Mary Keitz, of Warren
  • Sonja Zanzig, of Jenison

Each lucky player will have the opportunity to play the BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE™ and a chance to win up to $1 billion. Each player and a guest will receive deluxe hotel accommodations for four days and three nights, round-trip airfare for two, ground transportation to and from the Las Vegas airport and hotel, and $1,000 spending money.

Each $10 GOLDEN TICKET™ offers players 20 chances to instantly win prizes ranging from $10 up to $1 million. Players have won more than $20 million playing GOLDEN TICKET™. More than $36 million in prizes remain, including two $1 million top prizes and 42 $10,000 prizes.

Players also may enter codes from non-winning tickets for a chance to win one of six remaining trips for two to Las Vegas and for the opportunity to play the BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE™ and a chance to win up to $1 billion. To enter, players should visit MichiganLottery.com/GoldenTicket. The final second chance drawing is scheduled to take place on Nov. 30. 

Lottery instant games may be purchased at 11,000 retailers across the state.

In 2016, Lottery players won nearly $817 million playing instant games.

About 97 cents of every dollar spent on Lottery tickets benefits the state in the form of contributions to the state School Aid Fund, prizes to players and commissions to retailers and vendors. In 2016, the Lottery provided a record $888.9 million to help support Michigan’s public schools. Since it began in 1972, the Lottery has contributed more than $20.5 billion to support public education. For additional information, follow the Michigan Lottery on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and online at www.michiganlottery.com.