An Oakland County man was extra thankful this Thanksgiving after winning $2 million playing the Michigan Lottery’s Magnificent 7s instant game Thanksgiving morning.
The lucky 64-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his winning ticket at the Kroger store, located at 9741 Dixie Highway in Clarkston.
“I bought a Magnificent 7s ticket while I was at the store Thanksgiving morning and I scratched it when I got in my car,” said the player. “When I saw I’d won $2 million, I went completely numb. I drove straight to a family members house to have them look the ticket over and lock it in their safe. It’s safe to say I was feeling extra thankful this Thanksgiving!”
The player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim his prize. He chose to receive his prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $1.2 million rather than 30 annuity payments for the full amount. With his winnings, he plans to purchase a cottage.
Players have won more than $28 million playing Magnificent 7s which launched in September. Each $20 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $20 up to $2 million. More than $70 million in prizes remain, including two $2 million top prizes and 47 $2,000 prizes.
In 2021, Lottery players won more than $1.8 billion playing instant games.