The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought her winning ticket at Waterstradt’s 5 Points party store, located at 13455 South Custer Road in Dundee.
“I bought a ticket at the grocery store and won $20,” said the 59-year-old winner. “On my way home, I stopped to cash the winning ticket and decided to use the money to purchase a 100X The Cash ticket.
“I began scratching the ticket and when I saw I had won $2 million, I couldn’t believe it. I said to my husband: ‘What do you think about being millionaires?’ When I showed him the ticket, he had to check it over several times because he was also in disbelief.”
The player visited Lottery headquarters last week to claim the big prize. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time lump sum payment of about $1.2 million, rather than annuity payments for the full amount. She plans to invest her winnings and continue working.
“It still hasn’t sunk in that we won. This will provide a nice financial cushion for us” the player said.
Players have won more than $25 million playing 100X The Cash, which launched in December 2018. Each $20 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $20 up to $2 million. More than $73 million in prizes remain, including two $2 million top prizes, 39 $10,000 prizes, and 669 $1,000 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.