The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought the winning ticket at the BP gas station, located at 19440 East 10 Mile Road in Eastpointe.
“I stopped to put air in my wife’s truck tire and I needed some change for the machine,” said the 57-year-old player. “I went in to get change and asked for a $10 Lucky 7’s ticket. The clerk handed me the $20 ticket by mistake.
“He offered to exchange it for me, but something told me to keep it. I am sure glad I did!”
The player visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. He chose to accept his prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $1.3 million rather than annuity payments for the full amount. With his winnings, the player plans to buy a new home and then save the remainder.
Players have won more than $54 million playing $2,000,000 Lucky 7’s, which launched in December 2019. Each $20 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $20 up to $2 million. More than $44 million in prizes remain, including two $2 million top prizes, eight $10,000 prizes, 19 $5,000 prizes, and 273 $2,000 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.