Macomb County Man Wins $500,000 Playing the Michigan Lottery’s 10X Cashword Instant Game

A Macomb County man couldn’t focus after winning $500,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s 10X Cashword instant game.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his winning ticket at the B&B Liquor Store, located at 48806 Hayes Road in Macomb.

“I bought a ticket on the way to work and scratched it in my car when I got there,” said the 73-year-old player. “I was just in shock when I uncovered 10 words. I sat in my car for a few minutes, and then went inside. It was so hard to focus for the rest of the day knowing I had $500,000 in my pocket.”

The lucky player visited Lottery headquarters to claim his prize. With his winnings, he plans to pay some bills and then save the remainder.

Players have won more than $24 million playing 10X Cashword, which launched in April. Each $10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 up to $500,000. More than $20 million in prizes remain, including one $500,000 top-prizes and 10 $1,000 prizes.

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

In 2020, Lottery players won more than $1.5 billion playing instant games.

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Winning Lucky For Life Ticket Bought in Westland; Ticket Worth $25,000 a Year for Life

A Michigan Lottery player is looking forward to a lifetime of cash after winning $25,000 a year for life playing Lucky For Life.

A ticket bought at Regal Liquor II, located at 8240 North Merriman Road in Westland matched the five white balls drawn Monday night – 04-17-20-22-40 – to win the big prize. This is the 10th time a Michigan Lottery player has won a lifetime prize in the Lucky for Life game this year.

The lucky winner has two choices to collect the big prize:

  • Annual $25,000 payments for a minimum of 20 years or life, whichever is greater, or
  • A one-time lump sum cash payment of $390,000

The winner should contact the Michigan Lottery Public Relations Division at (517) 373-1237 to schedule an appointment to collect the big prize. The prize must be claimed at the Lottery’s headquarters in Lansing. Lucky For Life tickets are valid for one year from the drawing date.

For just $2 per play, Lucky For Life gives Lottery players a chance to win prizes ranging from $3 to a lifetime of cash. To win the game’s top prize of $1,000 a day for life, players must match all five winning numbers ranging from 1 to 48, plus one Lucky Ball ranging from 1 to 18. Players who match all five winning numbers, but not the Lucky Ball, will win $25,000 a year for life. Drawings take place at 10:38 p.m. seven days-a-week. Tickets may be purchased at Lottery retailers across the state and online at MichiganLottery.com.

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Midland County Educator Wins Excellence in Education Award from the Michigan Lottery

Kim ReidA Midland County educator known for providing her students with the best start possible to their school experience has been honored with an Excellence in Education award from the Michigan Lottery.

The award winner, Kim Reid, is a kindergarten teacher at Bullock Creek Elementary. The school is part of Bullock Creek Schools.

The Michigan Lottery established the Excellence in Education awards in 2014 to recognize outstanding public-school educators across the state during the school year.

Winners of the weekly award receive a plaque, a $1,500 cash prize, and a $500 grant to their classroom, school, or school district. One of the weekly winners will be selected as the Educator of the Year and will receive a $10,000 cash prize.

Each winner also is featured in a news segment on the Lottery’s media partner stations: WXYZ-TV in Detroit, FOX 17 in Grand Rapids, FOX 47 in Lansing, and WNEM-TV in Saginaw. The news segment featuring Reid will air this evening.

Reid said her love of children drew her to a career in education.

“I have always enjoyed working with children. I believe I can make a difference in their lives. I truly love the time I get to spend with my students.”

Reid said some of her favorite activities are reading and exploring nature with her students.

“I enjoy reading aloud to my students and exploring nature with them. You remember to slowdown and appreciate the simple things when you see things through the eyes of a child.”

The parent of a former student nominated Reid for the award. The nomination cited her enthusiasm for learning and compassion she brought to the classroom each day.

“My kindergartener had simply the very best start to school possible! Ms. Reid’s enthusiasm, compassion, and teaching skills are above and beyond what any parent could hope for. How she fits so much information into such short teaching periods throughout the day is mind blowing. My daughter is six and loves to play school at home. Watching her as the teacher you can’t help but to get a very clear impression of how Ms. Reid presents herself in her classroom. From her mannerisms to the teaching style she uses, she’s simply amazing. I am beyond thankful that my child’s journey in education began with such a skilled, caring and positive teacher.”

Reid earned a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan. She has been an educator for 32 years, all with the Bullock Creek School District.

Outstanding public-school educators may be nominated for an Excellence in Education award at http://bit.ly/ExcellenceInEducation or through the websites of the Lottery’s media partner stations.

Excellence in Education award nominees are evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Excellence – Their work consistently helps students and/or their schools or school districts advance to higher levels of academic achievement.
  • Dedication – They consistently go above and beyond expectations to help students succeed.
  • Inspiration – Their work inspires others around them to exceed expectations either academically or professionally.
  • Leadership – They demonstrate clear leadership skills in their positions with their school or school districts.
  • Effectiveness – The nominee’s work has clear and positive results on the educational advancement of students within the school or school district.
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Genesee County Man Wins $500,000 Playing the Michigan Lottery’s 20X The Cash Instant Game

A Genesee County man has bought his last Michigan Lottery ticket after winning $500,000 playing the 20X The Cash instant game.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his winning ticket at the Speedway gas station, located at 2456 West Grand Blanc Road in Grand Blanc.

“I stopped to put air in my tire and when I went inside to get change for the machine, I bought a couple 20X The Cash tickets,” said the 48-year-old player. “I got back in my car and scratched the ticket off and as soon as I saw the three matching symbols and prize amount, I knew I had won big!

“My dad and I played Lottery together for years and we always said if we hit big, there was no need to keep playing. This is the last ticket I’ll ever buy.”

The lucky player visited Lottery headquarters to claim his prize. He plans to save his winnings.

Players have won more than $5 million playing 20X The Cash, which launched in September. Each $5 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $500,000. More than $20 million in prizes remain, including two $500,000 top-prizes, nine $10,000 prizes, and 135 $2,000 prizes.

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

In 2020, Lottery players won more than $1.5 billion playing instant games.

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Macomb County Nurse Wins $473,606 Fantasy 5 Jackpot from the Michigan Lottery

A Macomb County woman extended her lucky streak when she won a $473,606 Fantasy 5 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery.

The player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the Fantasy 5 numbers in the Sept. 29 drawing to win the big prize: 04-06-11-13-37. She bought her winning ticket online at MichiganLottery.com.

“I have been on a lucky streak lately, so a friend suggested I play Fantasy 5,” said the 31-year-old player. “I picked 10 numbers, and now here I am! I can definitely say this is the luckiest I have ever been!”

The player didn’t even know she had won until a phone call came in from her friend.

“I was out, and my friend called to tell me the drawing had happened,” said the player. “They gave me the numbers and as soon as I heard ‘13’ I knew I must have won because that is my favorite number.”

The lucky player recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. She plans to save her winnings.

“Being a nurse, I have worked so much the last year and a half. This is going to give me a nice cushion,” the player said.

Each Fantasy 5 play is only $1. For an additional $1 per play, EZmatch may be added to a Fantasy 5 ticket, giving players a chance to win up to $500 instantly. For an additional $1 per play, Double Play may be added to a Fantasy 5 ticket, giving players a second chance to win up to $110,000 in the nightly Double Play drawing. Fantasy 5 players select five numbers from one to 39. Players who match all five Fantasy 5 numbers drawn win a jackpot that starts at $100,000. Fantasy 5 drawings are held seven days a week at 7:29 p.m.

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