A Wayne County man was stunned when he got a call from the Michigan Lottery informing him that he had won a $100,000 prize playing the $6,000,000 Jackpot second chance game.
The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, won $100,000 after he was selected in a random drawing that took place on March 2. He earned entries into the giveaway by scanning non-winning $6,000,000 Jackpot tickets on the Michigan Lottery app.
“I got a call one morning and saw from the caller ID that is was the Michigan Lottery,” said the 70-year-old player. “I instantly thought of the $6,000,000 Jackpot second chance game and wondered if the call was because I had won the $1,000 or $10,000 prize. The thought of winning the $100,000 prize never crossed my mind because I never thought I would win it.
“When the Lottery employee told me I had won the $100,000 prize, I was stunned. Winning feels like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders!”
The player recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. With his winnings, he plans to pay bills, donate to a charity, and complete some home improvements.
Each non-winning $6,000,000 Jackpot ticket is eligible for a second chance to win a prize ranging from $500 up to $100,000. Players may enter by scanning their non-winning 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 www.michiganlottery.com/Jackpot for complete game rules and drawing dates. The next drawing is scheduled for March 30.