A Wayne County woman couldn’t help but cry when she won $300,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s Wild Time Deluxe instant game.
The lucky 29-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought her winning ticket at the CVS Pharmacy, located at 19120 Middlebelt Road in Livonia.
“We were having a family gathering at our house and I had to run to the store to grab a few last-minute things for the party,” said the player. “I handed the cashier money and told him I wanted to use the change on a Wild Time Deluxe ticket.
“I forgot I had purchased the ticket until later that night. When I scratched it off and saw I’d won $300,000, I couldn’t help but cry. It was hard to believe that I actually won!”
The player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim her prize. With her winnings, she plans to purchase a new home.
Players have won more than $38 million playing Wild Time Deluxe which launched in April 2021. Each $5 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $300,000. More than $27 million in prizes remain, including two $300,000 top prizes, nine $25,000 prizes and 27 $2,500 prizes.
Lottery instant games may be purchased at any of the 10,500 retailers across the state.
In 2021, Lottery players won more than $1.8 billion playing instant games.