The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought her winning ticket at the Admiral gas station, located at 7561 Miller Road in Swartz Creek.
“I like playing the $2 scratch-off games,” said the player. “I usually buy three at a time but decided to grab a couple extra this time and it paid off! I’ve told my family that I won and feel like I’m living in a dream!”
The lucky player visited Lottery headquarters to claim her prize. She chose to receive a one-time lump sum payment of about $1.1 million rather than annual payments of $52,000 for 20 years or life, whichever is greater. She plans to invest her winnings.
“Winning means no more living paycheck-to-paycheck for me,” the player said.
Players have won more than $11 million playing $1,000 a Week For Life, which launched in July 2020. Each $2 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $2 up to $1,000 a week for life. More than $8 million in prizes remain, including two $1,000 a week for life top-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.