A Genesee County man was passing time at home on a Friday night when he won $100,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s Multiplier Max Out game online.
“I was playing online and when I won, I shouted ‘No way! I think I just won $100,000!’” said Matt Goss, of Flushing. “I had to look at my phone a few times and I even took a screenshot to make sure it was real.
“After I won, I played a little more and won another $7,500 on a Keno game!”
The 38-year-old Goss said he enjoys playing online because of the convenience it offers.
“It’s nice to be able to play at home and not have to go out for entertainment,” said Goss. “I like the games that have the bonuses and I like playing Mega Millions and Powerball online because when you win, the money is deposited automatically into your Lottery account.”
Goss recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim his $100,000 prize. He plans to invest the money in his construction business.
“Winning $100,000 online was a great experience, and it will be nice to have the extra money to invest in my business,” Goss 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 718,000 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.