A Greenville woman couldn’t call the Michigan Lottery fast enough after winning $1,000 a week for life playing the $1,000 A Week For Life instant game.
“I called the Lottery as soon as I finished scratching my ticket,” said Tori Brayton. “I didn’t think what I was seeing was real and needed someone to confirm it.”
The Lottery confirmed the good news: Brayton had won $1,000 a week for life. She bought her winning ticket at the Wesco gas station, located at 128 West Washington Street in Greenville.
“As soon as the Lottery told me I was a big winner I started crying and called my mom,” said Brayton. “Of course she wouldn’t believe I had won so it took a bit of convincing.”
The 23-year-old Brayton visited Lottery headquarters today to claim her prize. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time lump sum payment of more than $1.1 million rather than an annuity.
With her winnings, Brayton plans to invest in her house flipping business, and buy new vehicles for herself, her mother and her girlfriend.
Players have won more than $13.8 million playing $1,000 A Week For Life game, which launched in April 2015. Each $2 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $2 up to $1,000 a week for life. More than $25 million in prizes remain, including three $1,000 a week for life top prizes, 17 $10,000 prizes and 72 $5,000 prizes.
Lottery instant games may be purchased at 11,000 retailers across the state.
In 2015, Lottery players won more than $722.1 million playing instant games.