A Lenawee County man felt a huge rush after scratching off a Millionaire Maker instant game ticket worth $1 million.
The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought the winning ticket at Fricker’s, located at 720 South Main Street in Adrian.
“I was out with my son-in-law when I scratched the ticket off,” said the 63-year-old winner. “I looked at it a couple times and then scanned it with my phone. When I saw the message that I’d won $1 million, I felt a rush like I’d never felt before.”
The player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim the big prize. He chose to receive the prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $634,000 rather than annuity payments for the full amount. He plans to share the windfall with his family.
“It’s nice to have money now that I can share with my family when they could use it,” the player said.
Players have won more than $37 million playing Millionaire Maker, which launched in April. Each $20 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $40 up to $1 million. More than $61 million in prizes remain, including seven $1 million top prizes and 41 $5,000 prizes.
Lottery instant games may be purchased at 10,500 retailers across the state.
In 2018, Lottery players won more than $1 billion playing instant games.