A Macomb County woman’s lucky number led her to win a $500,000 prize playing the Michigan Lottery’s Golden Wild Time instant game.
The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought her winning ticket at Serra’s Market, located at 6115 East 10 Mile Road in Warren.
“I don’t always buy scratch offs, but when I saw the ticket was the ninth one on the roll, I had to buy it,” said the player. “Nine has always been a lucky number for me, but this is the biggest payoff I’ve gotten from it yet!”
In addition to the ticket being the ninth on the roll, the player won the $500,000 prize after by matching the number nine on her ticket.
“When I saw the $500,000 prize I was stunned,” said the player. “I stayed quiet in the store while my husband came to meet me there and follow me home.”
The player visited Lottery headquarters Monday with her husband to claim the big prize. She plans to put her winnings in the bank for at least a month before purchasing anything.
Players have won more than $8 million playing Golden Wild Time, which debuted in August. Each $10 ticket gives players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 up to $500,000. More than $39 million in prizes remain, including: two $500,000 top prizes, 87 $10,000 prizes, and 183 $1,000 prizes.
Lottery instant games may be purchased at 11,000 retailers across the state.
In 2015, Lottery players won more than $722.1 million playing instant games.