Winning $100,000 playing Instant Football Payout from the Michigan Lottery led to a sleepless night for a Lapeer County woman.
“I was playing a bit before bed and hit $100,000,” said the player, who chose to remain anonymous. “I ran downstairs to tell my husband and he was half asleep so he wasn’t sure what to think.
“I kept asking him to check the ticket and then I got an email about the claim process from the Lottery, and that’s when I knew it was real. I was too excited after that to get any sleep!”
The 53-year-old player visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. She plans to use the money for home repairs, a new vehicle, and then save the remainder.
“Winning is a feeling like no other. It was so exciting that night, but then I had to keep telling myself I wasn’t dreaming,” the player 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 http://bit.ly/MSLOnlineGames.
In 2019, Lottery players won more than $845 million playing games online.