A St. Clair County man’s morning ritual paid off when he won $500,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s $500,000 Frenzy Multiplier instant game.
The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his winning ticket at the Speedway gas station, located at 1677 Range Road in Kimball.
“I purchase a Lottery ticket every morning on my way to work when I stop for coffee,” said the player. “One morning, I won $500 on the $500,000 Frenzy multiplier game, so the next morning, I bought four more.
“My wife was scratching the tickets that night and said, ‘You’re not going to work tomorrow, you won $5,000!’ I looked the ticket over and said ‘No, I won $500,000!’ We were both shocked. It was a great feeling.”
The lucky 55-year-old player visited Lottery headquarters to claim his prize. With his winnings, he plans to pay bills and take care of some home renovations.
Players have won more than $16 million playing $500,000 Frenzy Multiplier which launched in January 2021. Each $5 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $500,000. More than $27 million in prizes remain, including two top prizes of $500,000 and 9,564 $500 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.