Wayne County Man Wins $100,000 Poker Lotto Prize from the Michigan Lottery

A Wayne County man was surprised to learn he had won $100,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s Poker Lotto game.

His winning ticket matched the cards drawn on Nov. 20: two of Hearts, six of Diamonds, 10 of Spades, seven of Diamonds, and Ace of Hearts. The player bought his winning ticket at the Jay’s Food Shoppe, located at 24940 Carlysle Street in Dearborn.

“I buy one Poker Lotto ticket every day, and usually I win instantly,” said the 64-year-old player. “When I went to the store the morning after the drawing I checked my ticket and saw I had matched all the cards, but I wasn’t sure what the top prize was. When I saw on the printout that it was $100,000 I had no words!”

The player visited Lottery headquarters Monday to claim his prize. With his winnings, he plans to buy a new truck, complete some home improvements, and take his mom to dinner.

“I worked hard all my life and retired a couple years ago, so this will be a nice cushion for me to enjoy,” said the player.

Poker Lotto offers players two great games in every hand: a chance to win instantly right in the store and walk out with a cash prize range from $2 to $500; plus a nightly lotto drawing with prizes ranging from $3 to the grand prize of $100,000!

Players should keep in mind that the nightly drawing is an entirely separate game from the instant-win game played when they purchase a ticket. Winning the instant-win game is based on whether they are dealt a winning poker hand. The nightly drawing is exclusively a matching game. Cards from the nightly drawing are not used to form a winning poker hand. To win a prize in the nightly drawing, a player must match two or more cards with the cards drawn.

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