A 29-year-old Detroit woman said winning a $2 million prize playing the Michigan Lottery’s Supreme instant game still doesn’t feel real.
The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought the winning ticket at 8 Mile Foodland, located at 18880 West 8 Mile Road in Southfield.
“I was at the store and bought an instant ticket before leaving,” said the player. “I scratched the ticket when I got home and was in shock when I saw I won $2 million! I didn’t believe what I was seeing, so I had to have my grandpa double check the ticket. It was such an unreal feeling, and it still hasn’t fully sunk in.”
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 $1.3 million, rather than 30 annuity payments for the full amount. With her winnings, she plans to travel and help her family.
Players have won more than $19 million playing Supreme, which launched in August. Each $20 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $20 up to $2 million. More than $82 million in prizes remain, including two $2 million top prizes, 27 $5,000 prizes, and 182 $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.