The lucky 53-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his winning ticket at Fast Track Gas Station, located at 30953 Mound Road in Warren.
“I love playing the Lottery and I play a lot,” said the player. “It was Christmas Eve and me and my wife decided to go out and purchase some tickets. When we got in the car after buying our tickets, I looked at the Jackpot Millions ticket and said to her: ‘Winning $2 million would be life-changing!’
“We started scratching our tickets when we got home, and when I saw I’d won the $2 million top prize, I was in shock! Winning this prize truly is life-changing.”
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 $1.3 million rather than 30 annuity payments for the full amount. With his winnings, he plans to pay bills.
Players have won more than $40 million playing Jackpot Millions which launched in August. Each $20 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $20 up to $2 million. More than $68 million in prizes remain, including two $2 million top prizes, 12 $15,000 prizes, and 299 $2,000 prizes.
In 2021, Lottery players won more than $1.8 billion playing instant games.