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Lenawee County Woman Wins $25,000 a Year for Life from the Michigan Lottery Playing Lucky For Life



A Lenawee County woman had a hard time falling back asleep after waking up at 1:30 a.m. and finding out she’d won a $25,000 a year for life Lucky For Life prize!

Mary Edwards, of Adrian, won the big prize when her Lucky For Life ticket matched the five white balls drawn on April 29: 12-14-16-25-46. She bought her winning ticket at Morning Fresh Bakeries, located at 3223 North Adrian Highway in Adrian.

“I play Lucky for Life here and there,” said Edwards. “The night of the drawing, I fell asleep early and then woke up at 1:30 a.m., so I decided to check my ticket. I pulled up the winning numbers on, and when I saw I’d matched the five white balls, I kept repeating to myself: ‘No way!’

“I woke my daughter up and showed her the ticket and the winning numbers. When she looked both over and realized what I’d won, her jaw hit the floor! I had a hard time falling back asleep that night because I was so excited. I feel so grateful for this win!”

Edwards, 69, visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim her prize. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time lump sum payment of $390,000, rather than annuity payments of $25,000 a year for 20 years or life, whichever is greater. With her winnings, she plans to complete some home improvements and then save the remainder.

Lucky For Life has been exceptionally lucky for Lottery players this year. Players have won a lifetime of cash nine times so far in 2024 playing Lucky For Life. The big wins came on:

For just $2 per play, Lucky For Life gives Lottery players a chance to win prizes ranging from $3 to a lifetime of cash. To win the game’s top prize of $1,000 a day for life, players must match all five winning numbers ranging from 1 to 48, plus one Lucky Ball ranging from 1 to 18. Players who match all five winning numbers, but not the Lucky Ball, will win $25,000 a year for life. Drawings take place at 10:38 p.m. seven days-a-week. Tickets may be purchased at Lottery retailers across the state and online at

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