An Oakland County woman’s favorite game proved lucky when she won $300,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s Mystery Key Cashword instant game.
The 46-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous, purchased her winning ticket at Hollywood Super Market, located at 29200 North Campbell Road in Madison Heights.
“I have played Cashword games since they came out and they are the only instant games I play,” said the player. “I purchased a ticket while I was on break at work one day and scratched it right away. I didn’t think I won anything at first until I looked the ticket over a second time. When I realized how much I’d won, I turned bright red and a coworker asked if I was okay, so I handed him the ticket and had him look it over.
“After that, I had a couple more coworkers look the ticket over to make sure I was reading it right. Eventually, I scanned it on the Lottery app and confirmed my $300,000 prize. Winning feels unbelievable!”
The player recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim her prize. With her winnings, she plans to pay bills and then save the remainder.
Players have won more than $19 million playing Mystery Key Cashword which launched in July. Each $5 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $300,000. More than $19 million in prizes remain, including one $300,000 top prize and 82 $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.