An Oakland County man who unknowingly entered the Michigan Lottery’s $300,000,000 Diamond Riches Second Chance game won the game’s $100,000 top prize.
The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, won $100,000 after he was selected in a random drawing that took place on Nov. 12. He earned entries into the giveaway by scanning non-winning $300,000,000 Diamond Riches tickets on the Michigan Lottery app.
“I scan all my tickets on the Lottery app to double check them, but I didn’t realize that by scanning my $300,000,000 Diamond Riches tickets, I was entering a second chance giveaway,“ said the 35-year-old player. “I woke up one morning to a missed call from a Lansing number and figured it was a scam call, so I didn’t think much of it. I checked my emails before starting my day and saw I had an email from the Lottery notifying me of the prize. I did some researching and found that the Lottery headquarters is in Lansing, so I decided to call the number back.
“When a Lottery employee explained what I’d won and how I’d won it, I couldn’t believe it! You always read stories about big Lottery winners, but you never think you’ll be one of them. It is such a surreal feeling!”
The player recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. With his winnings, he plans to pay bills and save the remainder.
The tenth and final $300,000,000 Diamond Riches second chance drawing took place on Nov. 16. Each drawing awarded:
- One winner of $100,000
- Five winners of $10,000
- Twenty winners of $1,000
- Sixty winners of $500
Players may visit MichiganLottery.com to view the $300,000,000 Diamond Riches second chance winners.