Revealing six red words on the Michigan Lottery’s Cashword Times 5 instant game had a Grand Rapids woman seeing green.
The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, won $300,000 after revealing six red words on her ticket. She bought her winning ticket at the Short Stop, located at 1759 South Division Avenue in Grand Rapids.
“My dad always played Cashword tickets, and I like that they take a while to play,” said the 25-year-old winner. “When I scratched the ticket, I counted the words over and over to make sure I was reading it correctly. I called my mom to have her look at the ticket and confirm what I was seeing. It was all shocking and surreal.”
The player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim her prize. With her winnings, she plans to buy a house.
“It’s a relief to have won and means I am financially good,” said the player.
Players have won more than $27.8 million playing Cashword Times 5, which launched in April 2022. Each $5 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $300,000. More than $8 million in prizes remain, including three $10,000 prizes and 19 $2,000 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.