The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought her winning ticket at the Meijer store, located at 36600 Van Dyke Avenue in Sterling Heights.
“Every so often when I am at the store, I will purchase a Lottery ticket,” said the 67-year-old player. “I was at Meijer one day and decided to try the $2,000,000 Jumbo Cash game. I scratched the barcode right after I purchased it and had the retailer scan it. When I got a message to file a claim, I took the ticket home to scratch it, thinking I’d probably won $1,000.
“When I saw I had won $2 million I was shocked. My husband has always said he wants to be a millionaire, so after I’d won, I set the ticket down next to him and said: ‘You can finally call yourself a millionaire!’ He was so excited.”
The player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim her prize. She chose to receive her prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $1.2 million rather than 30 annuity payments for the full amount.
With her winnings, she plans to share with family and then save the remainder.
Players have won more than $39 million playing $2,000,000 Jumbo Cash which launched in May. Each $20 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $20 up to $2 million. More than $64 million in prizes remain, including two $2 million top prizes, 29 $5,000 prizes, and 276 $2,000 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.