Clinton County Man Wins $1 Million Playing the Michigan Lottery’s 20X Cashword Instant Game

Winning TicketA Clinton County man’s bad day took a turn for the better when he won $1 million playing the Michigan Lottery’s 20X Cashword instant game.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his winning ticket at J&H Family Stores, located at 917 East Main Street in Owosso. Owosso is about 30 miles west of Flint.

“I was having a bad day, so I left work early and stopped to purchase a Lottery ticket on my way home,” said the player. “When I scratched the ticket and saw I’d won $1 million, all I could think was: ‘There is no way this is real.’

“I took the ticket back in to the store to scan it and got a message to file a claim. I still was having a hard time believing it was real, so I scanned it on the Lottery app to confirm. It was an unbelievable feeling when the amount of $1 million came up on the screen!”

The 40-year-old player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim his prize. He chose to receive his prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $634,000 rather than 30 annuity payments for the full amount. With his winnings, he plans to purchase a new truck and then save the remainder.

Players have won more than $75 million playing 20X Cashword which launched in June 2021. Each $20 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $20 up to $1 million. More than $21 million in prizes remain, including one $1 million top prize, 25 $5,000 prizes, and 233 $1,000 prizes.

In 2021, Lottery players won more than $1.8 billion playing instant games.

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Sterling Heights Lottery Club Wins $1 Million Powerball Prize from the Michigan Lottery

Tammi Lenhausen (left) and John Kurz (right)A Sterling Heights Lottery club got the surprise of a lifetime when they found out the Powerball ticket they’d forgotten about was worth $1 million.

TAJ Funds Lottery club matched the five white balls – 16-25-27-49-55– in the Feb. 14 Powerball drawing to win a $1 million prize. They bought the winning ticket at the Meijer store, located at 36600 Van Dyke Avenue in Sterling Heights.

“We have played the Lottery together for several years and have always said that if we win big, we will split the prize,” said the club’s representative, John Kurz. “We both purchase tickets and then check them whenever we get together for lunch.”

“I purchased a Powerball ticket and put it in my purse to check it the next time we got together,” said club member, Tammi Lenhausen. “I completely forgot about the ticket until a few weeks ago, so we went to the store together to check it.

Winning Ticket“When we realized we had won $1 million, we didn’t believe it at first. We checked the unclaimed prizes page on the Lottery website, and that’s when we knew we had really won. It was unreal!”

Kurz, 54, and Lenhausen, 55, visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim their prize. With their winnings, each plans to save for retirement and help family.

The Powerball jackpot was last won on April 27. One ticket bought in Arizona won the $473.1 million jackpot. The current jackpot stands at $335 million.

Powerball plays may be purchased for $2 each at Lottery retailers across the state and online at MichiganLottery.com. A “Power Play” option that multiplies non-jackpot prizes by up to 10 times to a maximum of $2 million may be added to any Powerball play for only $1. For an additional $1 per play, Double Play may be added to a Powerball ticket, giving players a second chance to win up to $10 million in the nightly Double Play drawing.

The Powerball drawing takes place at 10:59 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday and may be watched live online at: http://www.powerball.com. Powerball tickets are sold in 45 states, Washington D.C., U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

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Delta County Woman Wins $1 Million Playing the Michigan Lottery’s Lucky X50 Instant Game

Winning TicketA Delta County woman plans to help others after winning $1 million playing the Michigan Lottery’s Lucky X50 instant game.

The lucky 65-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought her winning ticket at North Bluff Grocery, located at 6287 M-35 in Gladstone.

“When I stopped at the store to buy a Lottery ticket, the clerk told me they had just sold out of the game I typically play, so I decided to buy a Lucky X50 ticket instead,” said the player. “I scratched the ticket later that day and when I saw that I’d won $1 million, I started crying.”

The player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim her prize. She chose to receive her prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $693,000 rather than 30 annuity payments for the full amount. With her winnings, she plans to help others.

“Winning is a fantastic feeling and will allow me to help a lot of people,” the player said.

Players have won more than $26 million playing Lucky X50 which launched in January. Each $10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 up to $1 million. More than $35 million in prizes remain, including two $1 million top prizes and 321 $5,000 prizes.

In 2021, Lottery players won more than $1.8 billion playing instant games.

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Muskegon County Woman Wins $500,000 Playing the Michigan Lottery’s Cashword Times 10 Instant Game

Winning TicketA Muskegon County woman had a Cashword Times 10 ticket for three months before realizing she had won $500,000.

The lucky 61-year-old player, who close to remain anonymous, purchased her winning ticket at the BP gas station, located at 3592 East Apple Avenue in Muskegon.

“I always purchase my tickets from the same store and was planning to stop there on my way home to get a Cashword ticket,” said the player. “I accidentally made a wrong turn and had to take a different route home, so I stopped at a gas station on the way.

“When I got home, I scratched the ticket off and thought I’d won $1,000. I was going to use the money toward a trip I had coming up in a few months, so I decided to put the ticket away and cash it when my trip got closer.

“Three months later, I went to the Lottery office to cash it. When the Lottery employee told me the ticket was a $500,000 winner, I couldn’t believe it! It was hard to grasp what was going on.”

The player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim her prize. With her winnings, she plans to pay off her home and save the remainder for retirement.

Players have won more than $18 million playing Cashword Times 10 which launched in February. Each $10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 up to $500,000. More than $39 million in prizes remain, including two $500,000 top prizes and 18 $1,000 prizes.

Lottery instant game may be purchased at any of the 10,500 retailers across the state.

In 2021, Lottery players won more than $1.8 billion playing instant games.

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Tuscola County Woman Wins $100,000 Playing the Michigan Lottery’s Vegas Cash Drop Instant Game Online

A Tuscola County woman couldn’t help but cry when she won $100,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s Vegas Cash Drop instant game online.

“I started out playing Extreme Green online and won $800,” said the 71-year-old player who chose to remain anonymous. “After winning, I wanted to try a different game and decided on Vegas Cash Drop.

“While I was playing a message came up regarding a prize, but I didn’t see how much I’d won at first. When I looked in my account and saw a $100,000 prize pending, I couldn’t help but cry!”

The lucky player visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. She plans to save her winnings.

Michigan Lottery players have a chance to win up to $500,000 instantly playing online. Players also may win prizes ranging from $1 up to multimillion-dollar jackpots playing Powerball, Mega Millions, Lucky for Life, Lotto 47, and Fantasy 5 online. Through its online platform, the Lottery offers players more than 90 different games with plays ranging in price from 5 cents to $20.

More than 1.5 million players have registered to play the Lottery’s online games, which were launched in 2014. For more information or to play online, visit http://bit.ly/MSLOnlineGames.

In 2021, Lottery players won more than $241 million playing games online.

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