A Lenawee County woman feels grateful after winning $100,000 on the Michigan Lottery’s The Big Spin show.
Philomena Pleva, 66, won the big prize after spinning the prize wheel on The Big Spin show hosted by Detroit basketball champion John Salley. Pleva was selected to participate in the show after entering non-winning The Big Spin tickets at MIBigSpin.com.
“I’ve entered sweepstakes and contests my entire life, and this is certainly the biggest and best prize I’ve ever won,” said Pleva. “When I got the call to spin the wheel I was so overwhelmed and just felt so grateful that my entry was one of the ones selected.
“My husband and I are retired and this really gives us some extra comfort and will help us do some things we’ve wanted to do but been hesitant about, such as taking some trips.”
Pleva was one of five players selected for The Big Spin show by a random drawing. Ten more players will be selected to participate on The Big Spin show. More The Big Spin second chance drawings are scheduled to take place on Oct. 31 and Jan. 2, 2020. The next five The Big Spin second chance drawing winners were selected Thursday. Those winners are being contacted. More information about the winners will be released at a later date.
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.