An Antrim County man is looking forward to being debt free after winning $500,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s Lucky X20 instant game.
“I gave my girlfriend some money and told her to get me a few Lottery tickets when she went to the store,” said the 47-year-old player. “She bought me a couple Lucky X20 tickets, and I started scratching them once she got home. When I saw I won the $500,000 prize, we both started shaking. It was a great feeling!”
His girlfriend purchased the winning ticket at the Family Fare, located at 211 South Division Street in Bellaire. Bellaire is about 30 miles west of Gaylord.
The player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim his prize. With his winnings, he plans to get out of debt and then save the remainder.
Players have won more than $9 million playing Lucky X20 which launched in January. Each $5 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $500,000. More than $24 million in prizes remain, including two $500,000 top prizes and 954 $500 prizes.
Lottery instant games may be purchased at any of the10,500 retailers across the state.
In 2021, Lottery players won more than $1.8 billion playing instant games.