A Dearborn Heights man plans to invest in his family business after winning $250,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s 50X The Cash instant game.
Johnnie Green was on his way to work with his son, Johnathan, when he made a stop at the Sunoco gas station, located at 3525 South Telegraph Road in Dearborn, and bought his winning ticket.
“I always scratch instant tickets the same way: I uncover the numbers and then if I have a match, I scratch off the prize,” said Green. “When I saw that I had matched the number 12 and the prize was $250,000, I was stunned.
“I couldn’t believe my eyes, and I had to ask my son to confirm what I was seeing. When you see a ticket like that with your own eyes it’s like ‘Whoa!’ Actually, it’s like 250,000 ‘Whoas!’”
Green put his winning ticket in the glovebox of his truck for the day while he and his son continued working at their recycling business.
With his winnings, Green plans to invest in his family’s business.
“Winning certainly takes away some of the stress of being a business owner. Investing this money in our business will help our business for many years to come,” said Green, who collected his big prize Friday.
Players have won more than $29.9 million playing 50X The Cash, which launched in January. Each $10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 up to $1 million. More than $37.1 million in prizes remain, including one $1 million prize, six $250,000 prizes, 187 $10,000 prizes, and 1,872 $1,000 prizes.
Lottery instant games may be purchased at 11,000 retailers across the state.