A Detroit man is looking forward to a vacation and a “big bowl of fruit” after winning $300,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s Bingo Blockbuster game.
Jamaar Fields, 45, bought his winning ticket at Fenkell Express, located at 19850 Fenkell Street in Detroit.
“I don’t usually play Bingo games, so when I scratched the ticket off and I just couldn’t understand what I was seeing,” said Fields. “I took the ticket up to the store and they scanned it and told me to call the Lottery. That’s when I knew I had won a good size prize.
“I called my niece, and she came over to look at the ticket. When she told me how much I had won, I couldn’t believe my ears. Having $300,000 all at once is a very surreal feeling. I’m a very humble person, so sitting here to claim this much money is unbelievable to me.”
The player recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim his prize. With his winnings, he plans to invest in his business and then take a vacation.
“Once everything settles down, I’m taking a vacation to sit on the beach and eat a big bowl of fruit,” Fields said.
Players have won more than $20.5 million playing Bingo Blockbuster which launched in June 2022. Each $5 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $300,000. More than $5 million in prizes remain, including one $10,000 prize, six $2,000 prizes, and 16 $1,000 prizes.
Lottery instant games may be purchased at any of the 10,500 retailers across the state.