A Genesee County woman has won a $6 million top prize playing the Michigan Lottery’s $300,000,000 Diamond Riches instant game.
The lucky 69-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought her winning ticket at the Pure Market located at 8475 Main Street in Whitmore Lake.
The player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim the prize. She chose to receive her prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $4.1 million, rather than 30 annuity payments for the full amount.
The player plans to save her winnings.
Players have won more than $278 million playing $300,000,000 Diamond Riches, which launched in July 2022. Each $50 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $50 up to $6 million. More than $54 million in prizes remain, including one $6 million top prize, 15 $50,000 prizes, and 142 $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.