A Jackson man thought he was going to faint when he won $1 million on the Michigan Lottery’s The Big Spin show.
Richard Choat, 66, won the big prize after spinning the prize wheel on The Big Spin show hosted by Detroit basketball champion, John Salley. Choat was selected to participate in the show after entering codes from non-winning The Big Spin tickets online.
“I thought someone was playing a prank on me when I got the call to be on The Big Spin show,” said Choat. “After making a few calls and doing some research, I found out it was real, and I couldn’t believe it!
“When the wheel stopped on $1 million, I thought I was going to faint. Winning feels like a dream and will allow me to be debt free. It truly is a blessing.
“With my winnings, I plan to share with family, donate to a charity, and then save the remainder.”
Choat 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.