The player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his winning ticket at the Sunoco gas station, located at 1330 East Atherton Road in Flint.
“The $2,000,000 jackpot game was one of my favorites when it first came out, but I hadn’t played it in a while,” said the 65-year-old player. “I decided to try my luck on it again, and it really paid off!
“I scratched the ticket and didn’t think I was reading it right. I had to ask my buddy who was with me to verify it for me! I’m still numb from winning honestly.”
The player visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. He chose to receive his prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $1.3 million, rather than annuity payments for the full amount. He plans to share with his family, buy a new truck, and then invest the remainder.
Players have won more than $70 million playing $2,000,000 Jackpot, which launched in August 2018. Each $20 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $20 up to $2 million. More than $28 million in prizes remain, including one $2 million top prize, five $10,000 prizes, and 166 $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.