Saginaw Woman Wins $60,000 Playing Michigan Lottery’s Queen of Diamonds Instant Game Online; Lottery Celebrates with Online Free Play

Nichol Evans smiles after collecting a $60,000 prize from the Michigan Lottery.

Nichol Evans smiles after collecting a $60,000 prize from the Michigan Lottery.

A Saginaw woman turned a break at work into a $60,000 payday thanks to the Michigan Lottery’s Queen of Diamonds online game.

“I was taking a break at work when I started playing the Queen of Diamonds game on my iPhone,” said Nichol Evans, 30. “When I saw the message pop-up on the screen that I had won $60,000 I took a screenshot just to make sure I was reading everything right.”

Evans quickly ran to her boss’s office to share the good news.

“When I ran into my boss’s office he probably thought I was crazy, but when I showed him my phone he couldn’t believe I had won either,” said Evans. “Next, I called my husband and he already had the money spent as soon as I told him I had won.”

Evans recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim her big prize. With her winnings, she plans to pay off her students loans and give her family a great Christmas.

“I enjoy playing online because it’s easy and fun,” said Evans. “This is the second big prize I’ve won playing Queen of Diamonds. Just about a month ago I won $20,000. I hope the game is around for a long time!”

To celebrate Evans’s big win, the Lottery is offering new and existing online players free online play.

Beginning Friday, the Lottery is offering five free games of Queen of Diamonds to all new online players who use the promo code QUEEN when they sign up for a new account. The special offer promo code will be available for a limited time. Players who already have an online Lottery account should log in to their account beginning at 7 a.m. on Friday and click on the Queen of Diamonds game to receive five free games available to claim until 7 a.m. on Saturday. To participate in these special offers, players should visit

Michigan Lottery players have a chance to win up to $500,000 instantly playing online. Players may also win prizes ranging from $1 up to multimillion dollar jackpots playing Powerball, Mega Millions, Lotto 47, and Fantasy 5 online. Through its online platform, the Lottery offers players more than 30 different games with plays ranging in price from 5 cents to $20.

More than 426,000 players have registered to play the Lottery’s online games, which were launched in 2014. For more information or to play online, visit

In 2015, Lottery players won nearly $128 million playing games online.

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