The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his winning ticket at the Mobil gas station, located at 1122 Lincoln Avenue in Holland.
“Every Friday, I make a stop for coffee and five Cashword tickets,” said the 61-year-old player. “When I scratched the Cashwords off, I won $25. I put $10 in my pocket and bought one $5 Cashword and one $500,000 Wild Time.
“I didn’t win on the Cashword, but when I saw I won $500,000 on the Wild Time ticket you could have knocked me over with a feather!”
The player visited Lottery headquarters on Tuesday to claim the big prize. He plans to invest his winnings.
“I’m going to live comfortably. This gives me a chance not to worry about money for a while,” the player said.
Players have won more than $24 million playing $500,000 Wild Time, which launched in March. Each $10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 up to $500,000. More than $25 million in prizes remain, including two $500,000 top prizes, 56 $10,000 prizes, and 99 $1,000 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.