A Wayne County man who had a feeling he would win big has won a $1 million prize playing the Michigan Lottery’s Millionaire Maker II instant game.
The lucky 53-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his winning ticket at the Shell gas station, located at 12805 Telegraph Road in Redford.
“I really enjoyed the first Millionaire Maker game, so I was excited when the Millionaire Maker II game came out and I had a feeling I would win big on it,” said the player. “I scratched the ticket at the store right after purchasing it and when I saw I’d matched ‘26’ for a $1 million prize, I couldn’t believe it! I went straight home to tell my wife the good news and have her look the ticket over. We were both so excited!”
The player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim his prize. He chose to receive his prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $634,000 rather than 30 annuity payments for the full amount. With his winnings, he plans to purchase a home, set some aside for his grandkids, and then save the remainder.
Players have won more than $71 million playing Millionaire Maker II which launched in Sept. 2021. Each $20 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $40 up to $1 million. More than $29 million in prizes remain, including five $1 million top prizes and eight $5,000 prizes.
Lottery instant games may be purchased at any of the 10,500 retailers across the state.