Michigan Lottery’s First Poker Lotto Jackpot Winner
Nov. 14, 2013 – The Michigan Lottery announced Thursday that a player from Detroit won the $100,000 jackpot on Poker Lotto Wednesday night.
The winning ticket was sold at Matthew’s Food Liquor & Wine on W. McNichols Rd., according to the Michigan Lottery’s website.
The poker hand from Wednesday’s nightly Poker Lotto drawing was a 7 of spades, 3 of spades, Queen of hearts, 6 of hearts, and 10 of clubs.
This first jackpot win comes just shy of a month since the game launched Oct. 19. While nobody had won the $100,000 jackpot before Wednesday, thousands of players win every day with Poker Lotto’s instant game and nightly drawing.
Poker Lotto doesn’t require any actual poker knowledge to play (poker players will notice that the winning cards above do not make a real poker hand). In the nightly drawing, all that Poker Lotto players need to do is get lucky and match all five cards drawn in both number and suit.
But the nightly drawings are only half the fun of Poker Lotto. The game also includes an instant game that gives players a chance to win up to $5,000.
Poker hands matter in the instant game, but poker knowledge is still not required. Tickets print out with a message informing players if they’ve won an instant prize, and ticket terminals will indicate the same.
Check out this post to learn all about the Michigan Lottery’s Poker Lotto.