The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his winning ticket at the CVS pharmacy, located at 22000 Ecorse Road in Taylor.
“I won $500 on a scratch-off ticket and used the winnings to purchase a few Triple Million tickets,” said the 60-year-old player. “I scratched the tickets off when I got to my car, and I didn’t think I won anything but scanned them on the Lottery app to be sure.
“When a message came up that I’d won $1 million, I was confused. I looked the ticket over again and that’s when I realized that I really had won $1 million. I couldn’t believe I missed it!”
The player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim the prize. He chose to receive his prize as a one-time lump sum of about $693,000 rather than annuity payments totaling $1 million. With his winnings, he plans to invest, pay bills, and then save the remainder.
“Winning is a great feeling and will provide a nice financial cushion for me when the times comes to retire,” the player said.
Players have won more than $8 million playing Triple Million which launched in December. Each $10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 up to $1 million. More than $39 million in prizes remain, including two $1 million top prizes, seven $10,000 prizes, and 57 $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.