A Wayne County woman turned a $5 free play coupon from the Michigan Lottery into a $300,000 prize playing the Cashword Times 5 instant game.
The lucky 41-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous, purchased her winning ticket at Beverage Express, located at 1637 West Road in Trenton.
“I purchased the ticket on New Year’s Eve using a $5 free play coupon I won playing the second chance games,” said the player. “I scratched the ticket when I got in my car, and when I saw I’d won $300,000, I couldn’t believe it! I looked the ticket over multiple times and scanned it on the Lottery app to confirm the amount. When the $300,000 came up on the screen with confetti, I called my family and friends to tell them the good news!”
The player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim her prize. With her winnings, she plans to pay bills, take a vacation, and then save the remainder.
Players have won more than $19 million playing Cashword Times 5 which launched in April 2022. Each $5 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $300,000. More than $16 million in prizes remain, including one $300,000 top prize, five $10,000 prizes, and 33 $2,000 prizes.
Lottery instant games may be purchased at any of the 10,500 retailers across the state.
In 2021, Lottery players won more than $1.8 billion playing instant games.