Arnold Kleindienst, of Sand Creek, bought his winning ticket at the Country Market, located at 1535 West Maumee Street in Adrian. Sand Creek is about 45 miles southwest of Ann Arbor.
“Millionaire Wild Time is my favorite game since I have been having good luck on it recently,” said Kleindienst. “I work at the Country Market and purchased some tickets on my break. When I saw I’d won $1 million, I was so excited and overwhelmed.”
The 46-year-old player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim his prize. He chose to receive his prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $634,000 rather than 30 annuity payments for the full amount.
With his winnings, he plans to take his family on a trip to Disney World, complete some home improvements, and then save the remainder.
“Winning is a great feeling! It eases stress and will make life easier,” Kleindienst said.
Players have won more than $91 million playing Millionaire Wild Time which launched in August 2020. Each $20 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $20 up to $1 million. More than $10 million in prizes remain, including nine $10,000 prizes and 165 $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.