A St. Clair County woman spit out her coffee in disbelief after she won $100,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s Super Gems instant game online.
“I like to play online games during my break at work,” said the 69-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous. “I usually only play $10, but I got an email offer that gave me a $10 bonus if I played $20, so I decided to do that.
“I had pretty good luck, and won $1, then $10, and then $160. I decided to bank $100 and use the $60 to play some more. On my third wager, I saw the screen flash and with a message that I had won $100,000 and I spit out my coffee!”
The player visited Lottery headquarters Thursday to claim the big prize. She plans to save her winnings for a rainy day.
“Winning means I will have some breathing room financially, which is a great feeling,” said the player.
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 1 million 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 2018, Lottery players won more than $676 million playing games online.