A long-time Michigan Lottery player got the windfall she’d been praying for, winning $1 million playing the Triple Millions instant game.
The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought her lucky ticket at the Exit 76 Auto Truck Plaza, located at 460 76th Street Northwest in Byron Center.
“I’ve played the Lottery for years, and always thought about what I’d do if I won,” said the player. “I still can’t believe I really won!”
The lucky 65-year-old player visited Lottery headquarters Friday to claim her prize. She chose to receive her prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $634,500, rather than a 30-year annuity. With her winnings, she plans to pay bills, donate to her church, buy a brand new car, and then save the remainder.
Players have won more than $26 million playing Triple Millions, which launched in April 2017. Each $10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 up to $1 million. More than $21 million in prizes remain, including one $1 million top prize, 10 $10,000 prizes, and 73 $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.