A Houghton County woman says “life changing” is the only way to describe winning $500,000 on the Michigan Lottery’s The Big Spin show.
Michele Brogan, 46, won the big prize after spinning the prize wheel on The Big Spin show hosted by Detroit basketball champion John Salley. Brogan was selected to participate in the show after entering non-winning The Big Spin tickets at MIBigSpin.com.
“Ever since I got the call about coming to spin the big wheel, I have been so nervous,” said Brogan. “For the last few weeks, all I have been able to do is wonder how much I’ll win and what I would do with all of that money.
“Winning $500,000 is life changing in so many ways. I am going to bed tonight with relief knowing I have money to pay off all my debt and have money left over to finally get my masters degree.”
Brogan was one of five players selected for The Big Spin show by a random drawing. Fifteen more players will be selected to participate on The Big Spin show. Additional The Big Spin second chance drawings are scheduled to take place on Thursday, Oct. 31, and Jan. 2, 2020.
Each player selected will spin The Big Spin wheel and have a chance to win up to $2 million. All the players who spin The Big Spin wheel are guaranteed to win at least $100,000.
Twenty players will be selected to appear on the Lottery’s The Big Spin televised events, which will air shortly after evening Lottery drawings. Players may submit non-winning The Big Spin ticket Spin Codes at www.MIBigSpin.com. By entering codes, players will earn entries for the drawings for the opportunity to appear on television and spin the big wheel.
Each $10 The Big Spin ticket offers players a chance to instantly win prizes ranging from $10 up to $1 million. Players have won more than $10 million playing The Big Spin. More than $65 million in prizes remain, including three $1 million top prizes, four $10,000 prizes, and 124 $1,000 prizes.
In 2018, Lottery players won more than $1 billion playing instant games. Instant games may be purchased at the Lottery’s 10,500 retailers across the state.