“I was playing the game on my computer and almost missed that I’d won,” said Patrick Rudolph, of New Hudson. “After the game finished, a pop-up message told me I’d won big and that’s when my heart started racing. I’ve never felt my heart beat so fast!”
The 42-year-old Rudolph visited Lottery headquarters Friday to claim the big prize. He plans to save his winnings and spend them wisely.
“Playing Lottery games online is entertaining and winning this much is a real game changer for me and my wife. I couldn’t be more excited!” Rudolph 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.
Nearly 800,000 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.