The lucky 43-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought her raffle ticket online at MichiganLottery.com.
“I liked the odds of the Millionaire Raffle, so I bought a few tickets,” said the player. “I thought maybe I would win one of the $1,000 prizes, but I never thought I would win the $1 million prize.
“I saw an email from the Michigan Lottery one morning about a prize I’d won, but I wasn’t sure what the prize could be, so I assumed it was a scam. I logged in to my Lottery account to double check and when a pop-up came up saying I’d won $1 million, I started screaming! My husband ran upstairs because he thought something was wrong. When I showed him the prize amount, he was in total shock.”
The lucky player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim her prize. With her winnings, she plans to invest, take a trip, and save for retirement.
“Winning is unreal and provides a nice financial cushion for me and my family,” the player said.
Millionaire Raffle launched May 1 and was the Michigan Lottery’s biggest online raffle game to date. The raffle game awarded one $1 million top prize and 100 $1,000 prizes.
Players may check their tickets by viewing the winning raffle numbers online at MichiganLottery.com. Players also may check their tickets by logging into their Michigan Lottery account.
Michigan Lottery players have a chance to win up to $2.1 million instantly playing online. Players also may win prizes ranging from $1 up to multimillion-dollar jackpots playing Powerball, Mega Millions, Lucky for Life, Lotto 47, and Fantasy 5 online. Through its online platform, the Lottery offers players more than 200 different games with plays ranging in price from 5 cents to $50.
More than 1 million players have registered to play the Lottery’s online games, which were launched in 2014. For more information or to play online, visit https://news.michiganlottery.com/OnlineGames.