An 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.