An Iosco County man was amazed to win $100,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s Poker Lotto game.
The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the cards drawn on Aug. 6: Jack of Diamonds, Jack of Hearts, four of Hearts, King of Clubs, and seven of Diamonds. The player bought his winning ticket at the Hatchery Road Market, located at 18469 Hatchery Road in Waterford.
“I have been having a lot of luck playing Poker Lotto, so I continue to buy tickets daily,” said the 48-year-old player. “I was using the scanner to check my ticket when I got the message to visit a Lottery office. I gave it to the retailer to check, who got the same message, so he printed me out the winning cards. I was amazed when I saw I had match all five to win $100,000, I couldn’t believe it!”
The player visited Lottery headquarters Monday to claim his prize. With his winnings, he plans to make a down payment on a house and take a vacation.
“Having this extra cash to put a down payment on a house brings me so much relief,” said the player. “It is such an amazing feeling!”
Poker Lotto offers players two great games in every hand: a chance to win instantly right in the store and walk out with a cash prize from $2 to $500; plus, a nightly lotto drawing with prizes ranging from $3 to the grand prize of $100,000. Each Poker Lotto play is $2 and may be purchased at Lottery retailers across the state.
Players should keep in mind that the nightly drawing is an entirely separate game from the instant-win game played when they purchase a ticket. Winning the instant-win game is based on whether they are dealt a winning poker hand. The nightly drawing is exclusively a matching game. Cards from the nightly drawing are not used to form a winning poker hand. To win a prize in the nightly drawing, a player must match two or more cards with the cards drawn.