Otsego County Man Wins $4 Million Playing Michigan Lottery’s Max Money Instant Game

06.20.16 IG 776 Max Money $4 million Anonymous Otsego CountyAn Otsego County man “kept it casual” after winning $4 million playing the Michigan Lottery’s Max Money game.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his winning ticket at the 7-Eleven store, located at 134 North Center Avenue in Gaylord.

The player visited Lottery headquarters Monday to claim the big prize. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time lump sum payment of about $2.5 million rather than an annuity.

Being a millionaire is still sinking in for the player, who plans to share his winnings with his family.

Max Money is the newest $30 instant game offered by the Lottery. Each ticket gives players a chance to win prizes ranging from $30 up to $4 million. Players have won more than $8 million since the game launched earlier this month. More than $140 million in prizes remain, including: two $4 million top prizes, 22 $20,000 prizes, 502 $6,000 prizes, and 2,021 $1,000 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.

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