The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his winning ticket at United II Liquor, located at 7551 Wyoming Street in Dearborn.
“I saw there were two top prizes remaining on the Worth Millions game, so I thought I had good odds,” said the 26-year-old player. “I gave the ticket to my friend to check when he went to the store. When I got a call from him telling me I won $4 million, I freaked out! I had to pinch myself because I couldn’t believe it was real.”
The player visited Lottery headquarters to claim his prize. He chose to receive his prize as a one-time lump sum of about $2.5 million rather than annuity payments totaling $4 million. He plans to save his winnings.
“It feels surreal to win. It hasn’t sunk in it yet, but it is truly unbelievable,” the player said.
Players have won more than $149 million playing Worth Millions, which launched in September 2019. Each $30 ticket offered players a chance to win prizes ranging from $30 up to $4 million.
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.