Winning $75,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s online Cashword game led to a sleepless night and a big secret for a Lake Orion woman.
Lynn Engelhart didn’t believe her eyes when she saw 10 words revealed on her $5 Cashword ticket while playing the instant game online. In fact, it was so unbelievable, she shut down her computer and didn’t tell anyone about her big win, including her husband.
“It was the second time I had played the Lottery’s online games and I just couldn’t believe I had a big winner,” said Engelhart. “I didn’t tell anyone I had won and went to bed with my mind racing. Needless to say, I didn’t get any sleep.”
It wasn’t until the next day when she got a call from Lottery officials to congratulate her on winning the $75,000 prize that she began to believe the good news.
“I was at work when my phone rang. I stepped out of my office to answer the call, and the person on the other end of the line confirmed that I won $75,000 playing Cashword,” Engelhart said
Engelhart shared the big news with her husband, Dennis, and then a group of close friends later that evening.
“It’s been a week full of excitement since she won,” Dennis said. “Lynn has always dreamed about winning the Lottery and going to Lansing in a limo to collect her prize. I’m so happy that she finally got to take that limo ride.”
Engelhart said Cashword is her favorite Lottery game, even more so now.
“I really enjoy playing Cashword and plan to continue playing online and using the Online Game Card,” Engelhart said. “I’ll still purchase traditional Cashword instant tickets in stores as well because I love playing the game so much.
“I was drawn to the online games offered by the Lottery because of the Online Game Card,” said Engelhart. “Getting $5 in bonus play with each $20 card is a great value and means with each card I buy that I’m getting a free Cashword ticket online.”
With her winnings, Engelhart plans to complete some home improvement projects, pay off some debt and take a trip to Florida with her husband.
Michigan Lottery players have a chance to win up to $1 million instantly playing online. The Lottery offers players 14 different games ranging in price from 25 cents to $20. Players may purchase an Online Game Card at Lottery retailers across the state for $20. Each Online Game Card includes $5 in free bonus play when redeemed online. For more information or to play online, visit http://bit.ly/MSLOnlineGames.