Ingham County Man Wins $500,000 Playing the Michigan Lottery’s Mega Black Instant Game

An Ingham County man is looking forward to giving back after winning $500,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s Mega Black instant game.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his winning ticket at the Sunoco gas station, located at 1019 East State Road in Lansing.

“I love the Mega Black game and play it all the time,” said the player. “I usually buy my tickets at a certain store, but they were out of the Mega Black game, so I went to the gas station to buy some.

“When I saw I’d won, I was so excited! I had my friends check the ticket over to make sure I was reading it right.”

The 67-year-old player visited Lottery headquarters to claim his big prize. With his winnings, he plans to purchase a new home, a new car, and give to his church.

“Winning feels great, but the thing I am most excited about is to be able to give back to my church and other organizations,” the player said.

Players have won more than $18 million playing Mega Black, which launched in June 2020. Each $5 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $500,000. More than $10 million in prizes remain, including one $500,000 top-prize, and eight $2,500 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.

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