The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his winning ticket at the R&K Market, located at 4013 Aurelius Road in Lansing.
“I had $10 in my pocket and I bought two tickets and really needed some good luck,” said the player. “I scratched the tickets when I got back to the car and was stunned when I saw the ‘$300,000’ symbol.”
The player asked a friend who was with him to double check the ticket before going back inside the R&K Market to share the good news.
“Everyone in the store was excited, too,” said the player. “It was one big celebration.
“When I got home I was so stunned I didn’t really know what to do, so I put the ticket away for a couple of days before calling the Lottery.”
The player visited Lottery headquarters today to claim his big prize. With his winnings, he plans to buy a vehicle, take a small vacation, and then invest the remainder, possibly in a small business.
“I’ve played the Lottery for years, it’s just freaky to hit a huge prize like this,” the player said.
Players have won more than $28.3 million playing Wild Time Rocks, which debuted in September 2015. Each $5 ticket gives players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $300,000. Nearly $17 million in prizes remain, including: one $300,000 top prize, 38 $2,000 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.