A Jackson man couldn’t believe his eyes after winning $300,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s $300,000 Winter Spectacular instant game.
The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his winning ticket at the Meijer gas station, located at 3333 East Michigan Avenue in Jackson.
“I hadn’t played an instant game in a while, so I decided to purchase a few while I was out,” said the 66-year-old player. “When I saw I had won $300,000 I couldn’t believe it. I kept looking the ticket over thinking: ‘This can’t be right.’
“I called my son right away and had him come look the ticket over. He confirmed what I was seeing and we both stood there in shock.”
The lucky player visited Lottery headquarters to claim his prize. With his winnings, he plans to help his family and invest.
Players have won more than $7 million playing $300,000 Winter Spectacular, which launched in December. Each $5 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $300,000. More than $8 million in prizes remain, including one $300,000 top-prize and 10 $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.