A Macomb County woman thought someone was playing a joke on her when she got a call from the Lottery informing her she 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 she was selected in a random drawing that took place on Nov. 16. She earned entries into the giveaway by scanning non-winning $300,000,000 Diamond Riches tickets on the Michigan Lottery app.
“I saved up a bunch of my non-winning $300,000,000 Diamond Riches tickets and scanned about 100 of them on the last day of the promotion,” said the 60-year-old player. “When I got the call informing me that I’d won the $100,000 prize, I thought someone was playing a joke on me. After talking with the Lottery employee and realizing that I’d really won, I was completely stunned!
“Winning has been such a surreal feeling. The past few weeks I have reread the email from the Lottery informing me of the prize multiple times waiting for it to sink in.”
The player recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. With her winnings, she plans to pay bills and then 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.