“Winning this much money playing the Lottery is mind blowing. I’ve experienced so many different emotions since winning, and I’m so thankful for the fresh start this gives me,” the player said.
The 27-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought her winning ticket at the Fowlerville Sunoco, located at 928 South Grand Street in Fowlerville.
“When I stopped at the Sunoco, I planned on buying one Wild Time Rocks ticket,” said the player. “When I found a $10 bill in my wallet, I decided to buy two tickets. The second ticket was the $300,000 winner.”
After scratching the ticket, the player called her parents and then some other family members and close friends to tell them the good news.
“Everyone I told thought I was teasing them,” said the player. “My cousin told me she wouldn’t believe me unless I sent her a picture of the ticket. When I sent her a text with the picture, I accidentally replied to a group text and sent it to about five other people. Luckily, they were all close friends and family.”
Winning a $300,000 prize couldn’t have come at a better time for the player who has experienced some personal struggles over the past several years.
“I’ve been working so hard to get my life on the right track, and I feel like things are finally coming together for me,” said the player. “This money gives me a much needed clean slate financially, and helps take so much pressure off of my shoulders.”
The lucky player visited Lottery headquarters today to claim the big prize. With her winnings, the player plans to pay off her debt, buy a newer car, finish her nursing degree, and invest in a retirement account.
Players have won more than $8.8 million playing Wild Time Rocks, which launched in September. Each $5 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $300,000. More than $13.7 million in prizes remain, including two $300,000 prizes, and 30 $2,000 prizes.
Lottery instant games may be purchased at 11,000 retailers across the state.