A Wayne County woman got the surprise of a lifetime when what she thought was a non-winning ticket ended up being a $500,000 winning Blazing Hot 7’s ticket.
The 50-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous, purchased her winning ticket at the CVS pharmacy, located at 15240 Southfield Road in Allen Park.
“I was visiting my mom and decided to stop and purchase a few tickets on my way home,” said the player. “I scratched the tickets later that night and I didn’t think I won anything, but I scanned them on the Lottery app to be sure. When I scanned the Blazing Hot 7’s ticket and confetti came up on the screen with a winning amount of $500,000, I was confused.
“I looked the ticket over again, which is when I realized I had overlooked ‘04’ in the ‘Your Numbers’ section. I started hyperventilating and called my mom and sister to tell them the news. They thought something bad had happened until I explained that I’d just won $500,000. I couldn’t sleep and was up all night because I was in such shock!”
The player recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim her prize. With her winnings, she plans to take a vacation and then invest the remainder.
“Winning is such a blessing and will allow me to set myself up for a good future,” the player said.
Players have won more than $9 million playing Blazing Hot 7’s which launched in January. Each $5 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $500,000. More than $24 million in prizes remain, including two $500,000 top prizes, 8 $10,000 prizes, and 16 $2,000 prizes.
Lottery instant games may be purchased at any of the 10,500 retailers across the state.