The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his winning ticket at the Marathon gas station, located at 4115 Lansing Avenue in Jackson.
“I like to play the Millionaire Maker II game since the lowest prize you can win is $40,” said the 66-year-old player. “I bought one ticket and didn’t win anything on it, so I decided to buy one more. When I scratched the ticket and saw I won $1 million, I was so overwhelmed, but in the best way!”
The player visited Lottery headquarters to claim his prize. He chose to receive his prize as a one-time lump sum of about $634,000 rather than annuity payments totaling $1 million. With his winnings, he plans to travel, pay bills, and invest.
Players have won more than $23 million playing Millionaire Maker II, which launched in September. Each $20 ticket offered players a chance to win prizes ranging from $40 up to $1 million. More than $77 million in prizes remain, including eight $1 million top prizes, 25 $5,000 prizes, and 1,426 $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.