A Redford woman felt anxious and shocked after winning $25,000 a year for life playing the Michigan Lottery’s Lucky for Life game.
Kelley Suber-Perry, 31, matched the five white balls drawn Oct. 18 – 04-21-24-30-31 – to win the big prize. She bought her winning ticket at Crown Drugs, located at 24401 Plymouth Road in Redford. Suber-Perry is the 24th Michigan player to win a lifetime prize in the Lucky For Life game.
“I play Lucky For Life each week and I always check my tickets the morning after the drawing,” said Suber-Perry. “I always check the Lucky Ball first, and when I saw I didn’t match it, I was kind of bummed at first. Then, I saw the rest of the numbers matched and I was shocked. I had to check them over at least 10 times.
“I started to feel nervous after I realized I won $25,000 a year for life, so I went back to bed to try and relax. I didn’t even tell my husband I had won until Sunday because I was so anxious!”
Suber-Perry visited Lottery headquarters Tuesday to claim her prize. She chose to receive her winnings as annual payments of $25,000 for 20 years or life, whichever is greater, rather than a $390,000 one-time lump sum payment.
With her winnings, Suber-Perry plans to pay bills and then save the remainder.
“Winning is such a blessing for our family. It gives me a sense of comfort and peace of mind knowing we’ll have this money coming each year,” said Suber-Perry.
For just $2 per play, Lucky For Life gives Lottery players a chance to win prizes ranging from $3 to a lifetime of cash. To win the game’s top prize of $1,000 a day for life, players must match all five winning numbers ranging from 1 to 48, plus one Lucky Ball ranging from 1 to 18. Players who match all five winning numbers, but not the Lucky Ball, will win $25,000 a year for life. Lucky For Life drawings take place every Monday and Thursday at 10:35 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at Lottery retailers across the state.