An Alpena County woman turned a $30 prize into a $6 million top prize playing the Michigan Lottery’s $6,000,000 Jackpot instant game.
The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought her winning ticket at Perch’s IGA Foodstore, located at 1025 US Highway 23 North in Alpena.
“I have been playing the $6,000,000 Jackpot game here and there,” said the player. “I was cashing in a $30 winning ticket at the store and decided to use my winnings towards a $6,000,000 Jackpot ticket.
“I scratched the barcode right away and scanned it on the Lottery machine. I got a message to file a claim at the Lottery office, so I scratched the ticket to see what I’d won. When I saw I had won the $6 million prize, my eyes got big, and I stood there in shock. I took the ticket home to have my husband look it over and confirm what I was seeing. We called our family and friends right after to tell them the exciting news!”
The player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim her prize. She chose to receive her prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $4.1 million rather than 30 annuity payments for the full amount. With her winnings, she plans to complete some home improvements and then invest the remainder.
Players have won more than $65 million playing $6,000,000 Jackpot which launched in December. Each $50 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $50 up to $6 million. More than $275 million in prizes remain, including two $6 million top prizes, 66 $50,000 prizes, and 468 $2,500 prizes.
Each non-winning ticket is eligible for a second chance to win a prize ranging from $500 up to $100,000. Players can enter by scanning non-winning $6,000,000 Jackpot tickets on the Michigan Lottery mobile app ticket scanner by Sept. 1, 2023. Seven more second chance drawings will be conducted. Each drawing will award:
- One winner of $100,000
- Five winners of $10,000
- Twenty winners of $1,000
- Sixty winners of $500
Players can visit MichiganLottery.com/Jackpot for complete game rules and drawing dates. The next drawing is scheduled to take place on March 30.