A Wayne County man’s first instinct was to jump for joy when he won $1 million playing the Michigan Lottery’s Wild Time Millions instant game.
The lucky 73-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his winning ticket at Redford Liquor, located at 25151 West 6 Mile Road in Redford.
“I like to play the different kinds of instant games,” said the player. “I bought a Wild Time Millions ticket and scratched it when I got in my car. When I saw I’d won $1 million, my first instinct was to start jumping for joy, until I realized I couldn’t because I was in my car! It was a joyous feeling.”
The player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim his prize. He chose to receive his prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $634,00 rather than 30 annuity payments for the full amount. He plans to save his winnings.
Players have won more than $48 million playing Wild Time Millions which launched in September. Each $20 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $20 up to $1 million. More than $69 million in prizes remain, including one $1 million top prize, 31 $10,000 prizes, and 645 $1,000 prizes.
In 2021, Lottery players won more than $1.8 billion playing instant games.