The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought her winning ticket at the One Stop Liquor Store, located at 8536 Linwood Street in Detroit.
“I like to play a variety of instant tickets,” said the 86-year-old player. “I saw the Triple Bonus Cashword ticket while I was at the store and decided to give it a try.
“I thought I’d won $1,000, so I took it to a retailer to confirm. When they told me it was a $500,000 winner, I almost fainted. I couldn’t believe it!”
The lucky player visited Lottery headquarters to claim her prize. With her winnings, she plans to pay bills and save the remainder.
“This might be a $500,000 prize, but to me, it feels like $1 million after the financial struggles I’ve faced,” said the player.
Players have won more than $72 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 $11 million in prizes remain, including one $500,000 top-prize and five $1,000 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.