The player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought the winning ticket at the Speedway gas station, located at 3700 Gull Road in Kalamazoo.
“It took me a minute to realize how much I’d won because the winning puzzle was on the back of the ticket,” said the 37-year-old player. “I ran out of my house and to my brother’s as fast as I could so he could look over the ticket. I was screaming at the top of my lungs the whole way.”
The player visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. With her winnings, she plans to buy a new house and car, and then save the remainder.
“This is still sinking in. I have never seen this much money in my life,” the player said.
Players have won more than $27 million playing Triple Bonus Cashword, which launched in December 2019. Each $10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 up to $500,000. More than $17 million in prizes remain, including two $500,000 top prizes and five $1,000 prizes.
Lottery instant games may be purchased at 10,500 retailers across the state.
In 2019, Lottery players won more than $1.2 billion playing instant games.