Check your nightstand drawer or between couch cushions because a few Michigan residents have yet to claim some substantial lottery winnings! If you played Powerball, Lucky for Life, or Fantasy 5 between August and October this year, you could be in luck!
According to Michigan’s unclaimed lottery prizes page, five prizes are still unclaimed from the second half of 2022. Every awarded prize is available to redeem for one year after it was awarded. Unfortunately, the Michigan Lottery can only track the location where the winning ticket was sold and the date. They’re unable to determine who purchased the ticket since lottery ticket sales are anonymous.
Lucky for Life
The oldest unclaimed prize listed on Michigan’s unclaimed prizes pages dates back to August 2022. On August 13th, 2022, a ticket was sold at the Sunoco Gas Station, located at 45471 Ryan Rd, Shelby Township. The Lucky for Life ticket sold that Saturday afternoon is waiting for its winner to claim a $390,000 payday. If you play Lucky for Life, check the dates on your tickets and see if you have the winning numbers: 13-26-34-37-48 LB 2
Two Powerball Wins on October 29th
According to the Michigan lottery site, two $1 million prizes are waiting for a couple of Michigan lottery players. The first $1 million winning ticket was sold at the Shell in New Buffalo for the drawing on October 29th. The gas station is located at 18913 Harbor Country Dr, in New Buffalo, just a stone’s throw from the Four Winds Casino New Buffalo and the Indiana state line. The second $1 million winning ticket was sold at Billy’s Liquor Depot II on October 29th, located at 27222 Grand River Ave in Redford Charter Township.
The winning tickets matched the first five numbers in any order but didn’t match the red Powerball for the jackpot. The numbers were: 19-31-40-46-57, Powerball 23
Fantasy 5 Winning Ticket
A Michigan lottery player from Grand Rapids still has not accepted their prize of $337,757 from a Fantasy 5 lottery ticket. The winning ticket was sold on Halloween night in Grand Rapids, Michigan at Coit Libation Station, located at 3700 Coit Ave NE, Grand Rapids. The winner has yet to claim his prize from the winning ticket and has until October 31st, 2023, at 4:45 pm, to do so. The winning numbers were: 2-7-19-20-25.
Halloween Powerball Ticket
Another winning ticket was sold on Halloween night at the CVS Pharmacy at 626 West Front Street, Traverse City. According to michignalottery.com, the prize of $1 million is still unclaimed and will expire on October 31st, 2023, at 4:45 pm. The winning numbers from that ticket were: 13-19-36-39-59 Powerball 13
Big Year for Michigan Lottery Players
From August 6th to November 7th last year, the Powerball went without a jackpot winner week after week. Leading up to the eventual record-breaking $2 billion jackpot prize on November 8th, nine players in Michigan won the $1 million second-place prize.
Tips for Players
For fans of the Michigan Lottery, download the Michigan Lottery app to ensure you never miss a drawing. The ticket checker is one of the best resources for lottery players. The app allows you to scan any lottery ticket sold at verified Michigan retailers to see if you have a winning ticket! The app also allows you to purchase tickets online or play one of the many games available on the app. Plus, when you purchase your lottery tickets online, you get automatic notifications if you win.
To view Michigan’s unclaimed prizes list, click here.
Mac Daniel is a Michigan native and freelance writer for PlayOnlineCasino and PlayOnlineSportsBetting. He has experience writing about a wide variety of topics, including healthcare, tourism, non-profit organizations, and most recently casino and sportsbetting news. To check out more of his work, visit: playonlinemichigan.com