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 http://bit.ly/MSLOnlineGames.
In 2017, Lottery players won more than $535 million playing games online.