An Oakland County man plans to pay it forward after winning $150,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s Caribbean Cashword instant game online.
“I had just started playing Caribbean Cashword and it was getting late,” said the player, who chose to remain anonymous. “I told myself I’d play three more tickets before bed, and on the third ticket I hit $150,000 and everything went crazy.”
The 48-year-old player bought his winning ticket online.
The player visited Lottery headquarters to claim his big prize. With his winnings, he plans to pay bills, share with people in the community, and then invest the remainder.
“Winning is truly amazing. I’m looking forward to sharing this with people in need. It’s been a tough year, and I could really help some people by sharing this,” 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.