An Ingham County man was certain his college buddies were playing a prank on him when he read an email that said he won a $100,000 prize playing the Michigan Lottery’s $300,000,000 Diamond Riches Second Chance game.
The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, won $100,000 after he was selected in a random drawing that took place on Sept. 28. He earned entries into the giveaway by scanning non-winning $300,000,000 Diamond Riches tickets on the Michigan Lottery app.
“I got an email that said I won $100,000 in a Lottery second chance game,” said the 59-year-old winner. “I thought it was from some college buddies who were playing a trick on me. Even after I talked to someone at the Lottery, I was skeptical about everything. Now, sitting here holding a check, I know that it’s very real!”
The player recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. He plans to save his winnings.
“I’ve been a Lottery player for a long time and I’ve won a little here and there, but you never think it will be you who wins the big one,” said the player. “I’ve dreamt about what this would be like, but never imagined it would be a reality.”
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. Three 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 Oct. 19.