Jackson County Man Wins $500,000 Playing Michigan Lottery’s Golden Wild Time Instant Game

02-08-17-golden-wild-time-ig-787-500000-anonymous-jackson-countyA Jackson County man will be spending his 21st birthday in Las Vegas after winning $500,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s Golden Wild Time instant game.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his winning ticket at the Buddy’s convenience store, located at 710 East South Street in Jackson.

“I won $30 on the new $4,000,000 Mega Bucks game and I decided to buy one Golden Wild Time ticket and pocket the other $20,” said the player. “I scratched the ticket off in the car with my mom and neither of us really believed it was a winner.

“I took the ticket back into the store to confirm it was a big winner, and when the clerk scanned it I went crazy. It’s just mind blowing to win so much money.”

With his winnings, the player plans to take a trip to Las Vegas for his 21 birthday in May, buy a house, and a car, and then invest the remainder.

“I love playing the Lottery and it’s about time I finally hit it big. I’d like to have it happen again,” the player said.

Players have won more than $24 million playing Golden Wild Time, which launched in August 2016. Each $10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 up to $500,000. More than $22.6 million in prizes remain, including one $500,000 top prizes, 54 $10,000 prizes, and 105 $1,777 prizes.

Lottery instant games may be purchased at 11,000 retailers across the state.

In 2016, Lottery players won nearly $817 million playing instant games.

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