The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, won $100,000 after he was selected in a random drawing that took place on August 17. He earned entries into the giveaway by scanning his non-winning $300,000,000 Diamond Riches tickets on the Michigan Lottery app.
“I bought a few of the $300,000,000 Diamond Riches tickets and scanned them on the Lottery app after I scratched them to double check them,” said the player. “I never read the back of the ticket, so I didn’t know that by scanning them, I earned entries into a giveaway.
“I saw an email from the Lottery one day notifying me that I’d won a $100,000 prize in the $300,000,000 Diamond Riches second chance drawing. I called the Lottery to see what the email was about, which is when I learned that scanning the tickets had entered me into a drawing. It was such a surprise!”
The 58-year-old player recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. With his winnings, he plans to help his family.
Each non-winning $300,000,000 Diamond Riches ticket is eligible for a second chance to win a prize ranging from $500 up to $100,000. Players can enter by scanning their non-winning tickets on the Michigan Lottery mobile app ticket scanner by Nov. 13, 2022. Seven more second chance drawings will be conducted. Each drawing will award:
- One winner of $100,000
- Five winners of $10,000
- Twenty winners of $1,000
- Sixty winners of $500
Players can visit MichiganLottery.com/DiamondRiches for complete game rules and drawing dates. The next drawing is scheduled for August 31.