A Macomb County man is looking forward to helping his family after winning $400,000 on the Michigan Lottery’s The Big Spin show.
David Welch, of Roseville, won the big prize after spinning the prize wheel on The Big Spin show hosted by Detroit basketball champion, John Salley. Welch was selected to participate in the show after entering codes from non-winning The Big Spin tickets online.
“When I received the call informing me that I was selected to be a The Big Spin contestant, I was very excited,” said Welch. “I entered a lot of losing tickets and was hoping to be chosen.
“When the wheel stopped on $400,000, I was extremely surprised and happy. I came in expecting to win $100,000, so leaving with $400,000 is incredible! With my winnings, I plan to complete some home improvements and share with my family.”
Welch, 75, 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.