Mid-Michigan man wins $300,000 prize in new Monopoly Jackpot instant game!

A mid-Michigan Lottery player is the first winner of the top prize in the new Monopoly Jackpot instant game that went on sale Jan. 7!

1.17.13 Monopoly $300,000 Thomas Wickens check

Thomas Wickens, of Mason claiming $300,000 from
the Michigan Lottery’s Monopoly Jackpot instant game. (Photo courtesy of the Michigan Lottery.)

Thomas Wickens, of Mason and a loyal Lottery player for 30 years, was excited to find he had scratched off the $300,000 prize on the new Monopoly Jackpot game.  After Wickens realized he had won the big prize, he put the ticket in a safe until he came to Lottery headquarters today.

1.17.13 Monopoly $300,000 Thomas Wickens ticket

Thomas Wickens, of Mason, holding his winning $300,000 Monopoly Jackpot instant ticket. (Photo courtesy of the Michigan Lottery.)

The Michigan State University employee plans to save most of his winnings but is also looking at buying a new truck. He bought his winning ticket at the Speedway at 110 N. Cedar St. in Mason.

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