The lucky 48-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous, won $178,116 after she was selected in a random drawing that took place earlier this month. She earned entries into the giveaway by playing the Monthly Jackpot game online at MichiganLottery.com.
“I played the Monthly Jackpot game a few times, but I didn’t realize it had a second chance component,” said the player. “When I got the email notifying me that I had won, I thought it was a scam. Once I called the Lottery and confirmed that it was real, I couldn’t help but cry!”
The player recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. With her winnings, she plans to pay bills and purchase a new car.
Monthly Jackpot is an online instant game that includes a second chance progressive jackpot drawing. Part of every purchase of the Monthly Jackpot game funds a progressive jackpot prize which is awarded in a second chance drawing each month. Players earn one entry for every $0.50 wagered playing the Monthly Jackpot game.
After the entry period has closed, a random drawing takes place with one jackpot winner being selected from all entries for that month. Entries are only valid for the entry period in which they were earned. Each month, a new drawing period begins, and the progressive jackpot is reset to $5,000. The next drawing will take place July 6.