The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his winning ticket at Aurelius Corners, located at 4221 Aurelius Road in Lansing.
“I scratched the ticket off in the parking lot,” said the player. “I didn’t check it all the way out and figured I had won the $2,000 prize. That was exciting enough for me!
“I handed the ticket to my son to check out my $2,000 win, and he said: ‘Dad, if I am looking at this right, you didn’t win $2,000, you won $300,000!’ I can’t even describe what that feeling was like!”
The lucky 67-year-old player visited Lottery headquarters to claim his prize. With his winnings, he plans to pay bills, help his family, and then invest the remainder.
Players have won more than $49 million playing $300,000 5X Cashword, which launched in Feb. 2020. Each $5 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $300,000. More than $12 million in prizes remain, including three $10,000 prizes and 20 $2,000 prizes.
Lottery instant games may be purchased at 10,500 retailers across the state.
In 2020, Lottery players won more than $1.5 billion playing instant games.