Time was on a Jackson man’s side when he arrived at the store just before closing and won $300,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s Emerald Green Wild Time instant game.
The lucky 44-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous, purchased his winning ticket at the BP gas station, located at 4700 Hudson Road in Osseo. Osseo is about 10 miles southeast of Hillsdale.
“I made it to the store just before they were about to close and decided to purchase a Lottery ticket while I was there,” said the player. “I scratched the ticket right after I purchased it and couldn’t believe it when I saw I’d won $300,000.
“I had the clerk look the ticket over to make sure I was reading it right. When he also confirmed he was seeing a $300,000 prize, I was in shock! I called my whole family to tell them the good news.”
The player recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim his prize. With his winnings, he plans to buy a home.
“Winning is an unbelievable feeling and I’m still waiting for it to sink in,” the player said.
Players have won more than $19 million playing Emerald Green Wild Time which launched in December. Each $5 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $300,000. More than $26 million in prizes remain, including one $300,000 top prize, six $25,000 prizes, and 24 $2,500 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.