A Washtenaw County woman felt “scared, panicked and sick” after winning $ 1 million playing the Michigan Lottery instant Cash Game.
The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, purchased her winning ticket at 7-Eleven, located at 39390 Ecorse Road in Romulus.
“I have a few stores that I like to buy tickets from, and the 7-Eleven is one of them,” said the 50-year-old. “I played the Cash Game because I had a lot of winners. I won $ 30 and decided to buy three more tickets. I didn’t win on two of them but I got $ 1 million on this one!
“As soon as I saw the star symbol and the ‘1MIL’ prize, I felt panicked, scared and sick instantly. It was such an overwhelming feeling to win!
The player went to the Lottery headquarters to claim her prize. She chose to receive her award as a one-time lump sum of approximately $ 634,000 rather than annuity payments totaling $ 1 million. With her earnings, she plans to buy a brand new car for the first time, share it with her family, and then save the rest.
“It’s an incredible blessing. I’ve had some health issues and things have been tough, but that means I won’t feel a financial burden for a long time, ”said the player.
Players made over $ 26 million playing the Cash Game, which launched in July. Each $ 10 ticket offered players a chance to win prizes ranging from $ 10 to $ 1 million. Over $ 23 million in prizes remain, including a top prize of $ 1 million, 22 prizes of $ 10,000 and 97 prizes of $ 2,000.
Instant lottery games can be purchased at 10,500 retailers across the state.
In 2020, lottery players won over $ 1.5 billion playing instant games.