The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his winning ticket at the Marathon gas station, located at 31414 Ecorse Road in Romulus.
“I found a wallet full of cash at the gym and returned it to its owner,” said the 29-year-old player. “Ever since then, I’ve been riding a lucky streak.
“I won $600 and $208 playing the Daily 4 and then I decided to give an instant game a try. That’s when I won $300,000!”
Unable to believe his eyes, the player checked his ticket using the Lottery’s new mobile app.
“I got my phone out as quickly as I could and used the new Lottery app to scan my ticket,” said the player. “When the app told me I won $300,000, I knew it was legit!”
The lucky player visited Lottery headquarters Thursday to claim his prize. With his winnings, he plans to buy a new car, a new home, and then save the remainder.
Players have won more than $2 million playing Instant Keno, which launched earlier this month. Each $5 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $300,000. More than $19 million in prizes remain, including two $300,000 top prizes and 99 $2,000 prizes.
Lottery instant games may be purchased at 11,000 retailers across the state.
In 2017, Lottery players won more than $960 million playing instant games.