A Genesee County man is $500,000 richer after playing the Michigan Lottery’s Silver 7’s instant game for the first time.
The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, won his big prize with a ticket he bought at Gino’s Quik Stop, located at 8464 West Mount Morris Road in Flushing.
“I’ll occasionally buy an instant ticket when I’m in a convenience store and the Silver 7’s game caught my eye on Tuesday,” said the player. “I bought three of the Silver 7’s tickets and put them in my truck sun visor and actually forgot about them until Wednesday afternoon.
“The first one I scratched was the big winner, so I gave the other two to co-workers and one of those tickets was a winner as well. My boss told me to get home and get my ticket into a safe place.”
With his winnings, the player plans to buy a new home and car, take a family vacation, and then invest the remainder.
For just $5, each Silver 7’s ticket gives players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $500,000. More than $20 million in prizes remain in the game, including two $500,000 top prizes and 49 $2,000 prizes. The Silver 7’s game launched on March 3.
Michigan Lottery instant game tickets are available at retailers across the state.