The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the Lotto 47 numbers drawn on Saturday night – 02-12-32-34-36-42 – to win the big prize. She bought her winning ticket at Jay’s Food Shoppe, located at 24940 Carlysle Street in Dearborn.
The player shared that she hadn’t played the Lottery in years, but had a lucky feeling and decided to use the change she received after buying a newspaper to buy her lucky Lotto 47 ticket.
The player visited Lottery headquarters on Thursday to collect the big prize. She chose to take her prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $890,000 rather than as an annuity.
With her winnings, the player plans to buy a new vehicle, complete some home repairs, and help some family members in need.
Each Lotto 47 play is only $1. Players select six numbers from one to 47 for a chance to win a jackpot starting at $1 million and that grows until someone wins it. For an additional $1 per game, players may add EZMatch to their ticket for a chance to win up to $500 instantly. Lotto 47 drawings take place on Wednesday and Saturday at 7:29 p.m. Tickets may be purchased until 7:08 p.m. on the day of the drawing.