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Michigan Lottery Player Wins $25,000 a Year for Life Playing Lucky For Life; Winning Ticket Bought in Sterling Heights



Another Michigan Lottery player is waking up to a lifetime of cash after winning $25,000 a year for life playing Lucky For Life!

A ticket matched the five white balls drawn Thursday night – 12-19-34-39-45 – to win the big prize. The winning ticket was bought at the Shell gas station, located at 11541 East 15 Mile Road in Sterling Heights.

Lucky For Life has been exceptionally lucky for Lottery players this year. The big win marks the ninth time this year a Michigan player has won a lifetime prize playing Lucky For Life. The eight previous big wins came on:

The lucky winners have two choices to collect the big prizes:

  • Annual $25,000 payments for a minimum of 20 years or life, whichever is greater, or
  • A one-time lump sum cash payment of $390,000

The winners should contact the Michigan Lottery Player Relations Division at 844-917-6325 to schedule an appointment to collect the big prizes. The prizes must be claimed at the Lottery’s headquarters in Lansing. Lucky For Life tickets are valid for one year from the drawing date.

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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