Grand Rapids Man Wins $100,000 Playing the Michigan Lottery’s $6,000,000 Jackpot Second Chance Game

Acting Lottery Commissioner, Jessica Weare (right), presents Nicholas McCreary (left) with his $100,000 check.

Acting Lottery Commissioner, Jessica Weare (right), presents Nicholas McCreary (left) with his $100,000 check.

A Grand Rapids man is planning a trip to the Taj Mahal after winning a $100,000 prize playing the Michigan Lottery’s $6,000,000 Jackpot second chance game!

Nicholas McCreary, 37, won $100,000 after he was selected in a random drawing that took place on Sept. 13. He earned entries into the giveaway by scanning non-winning $6,000,000 Jackpot tickets on the Michigan Lottery app.

“I buy $6,000,000 Jackpot tickets here and there and I always scan them on the app to double check them and earn entries into the second chance,” said McCreary. “I was going through my emails and saw I had one from the Michigan Lottery saying I’d won $100,000.

“At first, I thought it was a scam email, but after looking it over a second time, I thought everything looked pretty legitimate. I called the Lottery, and that’s when I learned that I really had won! Winning threw me off, made me shaky, and gave me butterflies all at the same time!”

McCreary recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize.

“My wife and I have been wanting to take a trip to see the Taj Mahal, so I am going to use my winnings to finally make it happen,” McCreary said.

The 10th and final $6,000,000 Jackpot second chance drawing took place on Sept. 13. Each drawing awarded:

  • One winner of $100,000
  • Five winners of $10,000
  • Twenty winners of $1,000
  • Sixty winners of $500

Michigan Lottery players will have a new second chance opportunity to win up to $100,000 at the end of the month with the 500X Money Maker instant game. The new $50 game is scheduled to launch Sept. 26.

Lottery instant games may be purchased at any of the 10,500 retailers across the state.

This entry was posted in Michigan Lottery, Winners Gallery, Winners List and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.