Calhoun County Woman Wins $75,000 Playing Michigan Lottery’s Treasure Bay Game Online

A Calhoun County woman was shocked when she won $75,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s Treasure Bay instant game online.

“I deposited $30 into my online account and played it up to $160 and almost cashed out,” said Chrystal Kortman, of Marshall. “I decided to play a bit longer and got down to $44 and that’s when I hit $75,000!”

Kortman, 29, couldn’t believe her eyes.

“I looked at my phone so many times to make sure that what I was seeing was right,” said Kortman. “I even took a screenshot and sent it to a few people to make sure I’d won.”

Kortman visited Lottery headquarters on Thursday to claim her big prize. She plans to use her winnings for a down payment on a house.

“I’m going to be smart with this money and make sure I put it to good use. I feel like I’ve got a lot of good karma right now,” Kortman 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 50 different games with plays ranging in price from 5 cents to $20.

More than 750,000 players have registered to play the Lottery’s online games, which were launched in 2014. For more information or to play online, visit

In 2017, Lottery players won more than $535 million playing games online.

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