Trying out different instant games paid off for an Oakland County man who won $500,000 playing the Cashword Times 10 instant game.
The lucky 25-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous, purchased his winning ticket at Busatti Party Store, located at 12868 Eureka Road in Southgate.
“I like playing all of the instant games, so whenever I am at the store, I pick a different game to try,” said the player. “While I was at the store one day, I decided to try the Cashword Times 10 game. I scanned the ticket right away and got a message to file a claim, so I went out to my car to scratch it. When I saw I’d won $500,000, I called my family right away to tell them the good news! It was such an amazing feeling.”
The player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim his prize. He plans to invest his winnings.
Players have won more than $46 million playing Cashword Times 10 which launched in February 2022. Each $10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 up to $500,000. More than $12 million in prizes remain, including one $500,000 top prize and six $1,000 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.