Battle Creek Woman Wins $300,000 Playing Michigan Lottery’s Bingo Plus Instant Game

02-21-17-bingo-plus-ig-796-300000-anonymous-calhoun-countyA Battle Creek woman listened to a little voice and won $300,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s Bingo Plus instant game.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought the winning ticket at the Family Fare, located at 1525 Michigan Avenue West in Battle Creek.

“I turned in a winning ticket that I had gotten for my birthday and used the money to buy a ticket,” said the 83-year-old player. “The clerk asked me if I wanted one more and I heard a little voice in my head say ‘yes,’ so I bought an extra ticket.”

Listening to that voice turned out to be a shrewd move for the player. She won $300,000 on the extra ticket she bought.

“I just couldn’t believe it when I scratched it off,” said the player. “I had two trusted friends look the ticket over to verify I was a big winner.”

The player visited Lottery headquarters Tuesday to claim her big prize.

The player said she had no big plans for her new found wealth: “Just live. It was meant for me to win.”

Players have won more than $7.7 million playing Bingo Plus, which launched in October 2016. Each $5 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $300,000. More than $15.2 million in prizes remain, including one $300,000 top prize, four $12,000 prizes, seven $10,000 prizes, 27 $2,000 prizes, and 67 $1,000 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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