Purchasing Mix Up Leads To Two Michigan Lottery Jackpots For Oakland County Man

Written By Drew Ellis on March 2, 2023 - Last Updated on December 8, 2023
Michigan Lottery double jackpot winner.

What’s better than winning the Michigan Lottery once?

That would be winning the lottery twice.

One lucky Oakland County man capitalized on a mistake, accidentally buying the same ticket twice for a Fantasy 5 drawing.

However, the mistake paid off as those numbers helped him earn a six-figure payday.

Two Michigan Lottery jackpots in one

The 67-year-old winner chose to remain anonymous, but was a regular Fantasy 5 ticket buyer for the Michigan Lottery.

For the Feb. 6 drawing, he purchased his tickets online and unknowingly bought matching tickets.

“Every week I purchase a multi-draw Fantasy 5 ticket with the same set of numbers I have been playing for four years,” the winner said in a press release. “I was going out of town, so I bought a multi-draw ticket to cover the drawings while I was gone. There was some overlap on the drawings of the new ticket I had purchased and the multi-draw ticket I had purchased a few days prior.”

The oversight paid off handsomely for the Oakland County man. With numbers 04-10-12-20-30, he won the $120,169 jackpot twice. That resulted in more than $240,000 in winnings.

“I logged into my Lottery account after the drawing to check my tickets and I couldn’t believe it when I saw a $240,338 prize pending,” he said. “When I realized that I had won on one of the drawings both tickets covered to win $120,169 on each, I couldn’t help but laugh!”

The lucky winner plans to use the winnings towards his son’s education and then save the remainder.

$1 million Michigan Lottery Big Spin winner

We’ve talked a lot about The Big Spin instant game.

Even losing tickets have led to big winners through The Big Spin TV show.

However, a 48-year-old Wayne County woman just recently won $1 million on the instant ticket.

“Me and my husband were watching TV one night, and I got a random urge to go buy a lottery ticket,” said the anonymous player. “I told my husband about this lucky feeling, so we went out and bought a few tickets and I scratched them when we got home. When I saw I’d won $1 million on my The Big Spin ticket, I called for my daughter and husband and had them look the ticket over. I’m still in shock and get shaky at the thought of winning $1 million!”

So far, Michigan players have won more than $13 million playing The Big Spin. This winner chose a one-time lump sum payment of about $693,000.

Big Michigan Lottery winners in 2023

We are just two months into 2023 and Michigan Lottery players are cashing in.

A total of 24 different winners in Michigan have collected at least $100,000 in prize money.

Among those prizes, eight have been at leas $280,000 and four have been $1 million or more.

Throughout 2022, a total of 49 prizes of $1 million or more were given out to Michigan Lottery players.

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Drew Ellis is currently the Lead Writer of PlayILottery.com. He was the former Lead Writer of PlayMichigan, the No. 1 source for online gambling news in Michigan. A lifelong resident of the state, Ellis has been working in various forms of media since 1998, including more than a decade in the sports betting industry prior to transitioning into US casino markets in 2020.

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