The winner, who chose to remain anonymous, bought a $10 50X The Cash instant game ticket on Thursday during his daily visit to the Minnow Bucket, at 6015 Ann Arbor Road in Jackson. The lucky player’s day got an exciting jolt when he scratched off the ticket and realized he’d won $250,000.
The winner scrapped his plans for the day and headed directly to Lottery headquarters in Lansing to claim the big prize.
“I just had my car in for an oil change and they told me that it needed some work. Now, instead of having that work done, maybe I’ll just get a new car,” the winner said, adding that he and his wife would take some time to decide what to do with their windfall.
Each 50X The Cash ticket gives players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 to $1 million. In addition to all three of the game’s $1 million top prizes, nine $250,000 prizes, 257 $10,000 prizes, and 2,584 $1,000 prizes remain.