An Oxford woman started screaming and crying when she won $500,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s Ruby Red Wild Time instant game.
Brandi Chislett-Barnes, 35, purchased her winning ticket at the BP gas station, located at 721 South Lapeer Road in Oxford.
“Me and my husband love playing the Wild Time games,” said Chislett-Barnes. “We stopped at the gas station and purchased two Wild Time tickets and scratched them when we got in the car. When I saw I won $500,000, I started screaming and crying. I showed my family the winning prize amount and they all started cheering! Winning this money means everything to our family and came at the perfect time.”
Chislett-Barnes recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim her prize. With her winnings, she plans to purchase a home and then save the remainder.
Players have won more than $22 million playing Ruby Red Wild Time which launched in September. Each $10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 up to $500,000. More than $33 million in prizes remain, including one $500,000 top prize, 78 $10,000 prizes, and 132 $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.