MICHIGAN LOTTERY: Lotto 47 Jackpot Climbs to $12.8 Million


LANSING, Mich. – A very happy holiday season could be in store for a lucky Michigan Lottery player if they win tonight’s $12.8 million Lotto 47 jackpot. To win the jackpot, players must match all six of the numbers drawn.

If a player wins tonight’s $12.8 million Lotto 47 jackpot, it would be the largest Lotto 47 jackpot won since July 2015 when an Otsego County man won a $13.1 million jackpot. The Lotto 47 jackpot has been won eight times in 2016 with the jackpots totaling more than $14.1 million. In January, a Mason County couple won a $4.2 million Lotto 47 jackpot, which is the largest prize won playing the game this year.

On March 1, 2008, a lucky player won a $23.6 million Lotto 47 jackpot. That jackpot holds the record for the largest Lotto 47 prize.

Each Lotto 47 play is only $1. Players select six numbers from one to 47 for a chance to win a jackpot starting at $1 million and that grows until someone wins it. For an additional $1 per game, players may add EZMatch to their ticket for a chance to win up to $500 instantly. Lotto 47 drawings take place on Wednesday and Saturday at 7:29 p.m. Tickets may be purchased until 7:08 p.m. on the day of the drawing.

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. Preliminary figures show the Lottery provided a record $888.9 million in the 2016 fiscal year 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.