“I wasn’t feeling well, so I was spending the afternoon at home and decided to play the Lottery on my phone,” said the player, who chose to remain anonymous. “When I saw I had won $100,000, I stared at my phone’s screen really hard and felt my heart pounding out of my chest.
“After winning, I started feeling much better!”
The lucky 33-year-old player visited Lottery headquarters Thursday to claim her big prize. With her winnings, she plans to pay some bills, spend some on a trip to Las Vegas she and her husband already had planned, and then set some money aside for her upcoming maternity leave.
“It’s incredibly exciting and so unbelievable to win the Lottery. This $100,000 is going to make life easier for a while,” the player said.
Michigan Lottery players have a chance to win up to $500,000 instantly playing online. Players also may 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 40 different games with plays ranging in price from 5 cents to $20.
More than 644,000 players have registered to play the Lottery’s online games, which were launched in 2014. For more information or to play online, visit http://bit.ly/MSLOnlineGames.
In 2016, Lottery players won nearly $337 million playing games online.