The 69-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous, won $100,000 after he was selected in a random drawing that took place on June 14. He earned entries into the giveaway by scanning non-winning $6,000,000 Jackpot tickets on the Michigan Lottery app.
“I scanned several of the $6,000,000 Jackpot tickets for second chance entries,” said the player. “One day, I saw an email from the Lottery informing me that I’d won a $100,000 prize, and I wasn’t sure what to think. When I went to show my wife the email, she thought something bad had happened because of the look on my face.
“We tried not to get too excited at first thinking maybe it was a scam email, but once we confirmed it was real, a feeling of relief came over me.”
The player recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. With his winnings, he plans to pay bills and share with his family.
Each non-winning $6,000,000 Jackpot ticket is eligible for a second chance to win a prize ranging from $500 up to $100,000. Players may enter by scanning their non-winning tickets on the Michigan Lottery mobile app ticket scanner by Sept. 1, 2023. Three more second chance drawings will be conducted. Each drawing will award:
- One winner of $100,000
- Five winners of $10,000
- Twenty winners of $1,000
- Sixty winners of $500
Players can visit www.michiganlottery.com/Jackpot for complete game rules and drawing dates. The next drawing is scheduled for July 13.