The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought her winning ticket at the Kroger store, located at 6625 Dixie Highway in Clarkston.
“I was exhausted when I scratched the ticket off, so I was thinking that I had messed something up,” said the player. “I asked my boyfriend to pull into a party store so I could scan the ticket. The clerk scanned it and told me to sign it right away and call the number on the back in the morning.
“I ran back to the car to tell my boyfriend that I had won $100,000. Needless to say, we barely slept at all last night.”
The 31-year-old player visited Lottery headquarters Tuesday to claim her big prize. With her winnings she plans to pay bills, buy a new vehicle and then save the remainder.
“It feels amazing to win. It makes me feel special, like this happened to me for a reason,” the player said.
Players have won more than $17 million playing $100 Grand Cashword, which launched in March 2016. Each $3 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $3 up to $100,000. More than $10 million in prizes remain, including four $100,000 top prizes and 82 $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.