Macomb County Man Wins $150,000 Playing Michigan Lottery’s Fruity Cashword Instant Game Online

A Macomb County man is house hunting after winning $150,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s Fruity Cashword instant game online.

“I like playing instant games online and play a little of everything,” said Brian Pierce, of Richmond. “I was playing the right game at the right time, and it hit!

“I was uncovering the letters one-by-one and realized I had a lot of words adding up. I must have counted 10 words 10 times before the stunned feeling hit. I almost thought I was having a heart attack.”

Pierce, 40, visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. He plans to use the money for a down payment on a new home for his family.

“This is life changing money and is really going to help me and my wife find our dream home,” Pierce said.

Michigan Lottery players have a chance to win up to $500,000 instantly playing online. Players also may win prizes ranging from $1 up to multimillion-dollar jackpots playing Powerball, Mega Millions, Lucky For Life, Lotto 47, and Fantasy 5 online. Through its online platform, the Lottery offers players more than 90 different games with plays ranging in price from 5 cents to $20.

More than 1 million players have registered to play the Lottery’s online games, which were launched in 2014. For more information or to play online, visit

In 2019, Lottery players won more than $845 million playing games online.

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