A Berrien County man is looking forward to a comfortable retirement after winning $300,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s Mystery Key Cashword instant game.
The 68-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous, purchased his winning ticket at the Family Fare Quick Stop, located at 1600 28th Street Southwest in Wyoming.
“It had been a while since I’d played a Cashword game, so I decided to give it a try and buy a ticket while I was at the store one day,” said the player. “I scratched the ticket when I got in my car and was surprised at how many words I was revealing. When I finished scratching the ticket and counted 10 words for a $300,000 prize, I was shocked! I had to have someone else look the ticket over to make sure I was reading it right.”
The player recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim his prize. With his winnings, he plans to pay bills and help his family.
“I recently retired, so winning came at the perfect time and will provide a nice financial cushion for retirement,” the player said.
Players have won more than $25 million playing Mystery Key Cashword which launched in July 2022. Each $5 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $300,000. More than $13 million in prizes remain, including 61 $1,000 prizes.
In 2022, Lottery players won more than $1.7 billion playing instant games.
Lottery instant games may be purchased at any of the 10,500 retailers across the state.