A Benzie County man started shaking when he won $500,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s Triple Bonus Cashword instant game.
“I stop on my way to work a lot of mornings and buy a Cashword ticket,” said Jeremy Ward, of Thompsonville. “When I matched the tenth word, I didn’t know what to say. My whole body started shaking.
“Winning feels pretty great. It won’t change me, but it will get me a new home and help me put some away for my son.”
Ward, 37, bought his winning ticket at the Village Pantry, located at 2001 Garfield Road North in Traverse City.
Players have won more than $41 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 $42 million in prizes remain, including three $500,000 top prizes and 20 $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.