An Oakland County woman felt like her heart stopped beating when she won $1 million on the Michigan Lottery’s The Big Spin show.
Karen Finger, of Farmington Hills, won the big prize after spinning the prize wheel on The Big Spin show hosted by Detroit basketball champion, John Salley. Finger was selected to participate in the show after entering codes from non-winning The Big Spin tickets online.
“I was in complete disbelief when I got the call from the Lottery informing me that I was chosen as a The Big Spin contestant,” said Finger. “It took a while for it to sink in that the call was real and that I was going to be on The Big Spin show.
“When I spun the wheel, it felt like it was spinning forever. Once it finally landed on $1 million, it felt like my heart stopped beating. It was the most unbelievable feeling I have ever experienced! Winning this prize is life changing. I plan to use the money to take a trip and complete some home improvements.”
Finger, 46, was one of five players selected for The Big Spin show in a random drawing. The second chance component of The Big Spin game has ended. All told, 20 players were selected to appear on The Big Spin show. Each player selected spun The Big Spin wheel and had a chance to win up to $2 million. All the players who spun The Big Spin wheel were guaranteed to win at least $100,000.
Players won more than $10.5 million on The Big Spin show.
Each $10 The Big Spin ticket offers players a chance to instantly win prizes ranging from $10 up to $1 million. Players have won more than $14 million playing The Big Spin which launched in September. More than $56 million in prizes remain, including two $1 million top prizes, four $10,000 prizes, and 118 $1,000 prizes.
In 2022, Lottery players won more than $1.7 billion playing instant games.
Instant games may be purchased at the Lottery’s 10,500 retailers across the state.