St. Joseph County Man Wins $300,000 Playing the Michigan Lottery’s Mystery Prize Cashword Instant Game

Listening to a clerk’s recommendation paid off for a St. Joseph County man who won $300,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s Mystery Prize Cashword instant game.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his winning ticket at the Hoffman Street Grocery, located at 115 West Hoffman Street in Three Rivers.

“I stopped to pick up a few things and went by the Lottery counter while I was there,” said the player. “As I was standing there, the clerk suggested I play the Mystery Prize Cashword game.

“I told her I don’t play often, and I wasn’t too sure about that type of ticket. She told me they were pretty simple to play and had been lucky lately, so I decided to buy two. The first one turned out to be a $300,000 winner!”

The lucky 52-year-old player visited Lottery headquarters to claim his prize. With his winnings, he plans to pay off his home, and then help family members in need.

Players have won more than $20 million playing Mystery Prize Cashword, which launched in December 2020. Each $5 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $300,000. More than $15 million in prizes remain, including one $300,000 top-prize and 66 $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.

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