Michigan Lottery: Detroit man wins $1M on scratch off ticket bought in Pontiac

Michigan Lottery: Detroit man wins $1M on scratch off ticket bought in Pontiac

Published July 23, 2022
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“I play instant games all the time,” said the player. “I scratched my Triple Million ticket and thought I’d won $1,000. I took the ticket back to the store I’d bought it at and had them check it. When the cashier told me it was a $1 million winner, I just stared in shock at my friend who was with me. I don’t have the words to describe the feeling that came over me!”

The 25-year-old player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim his prize. He chose to receive his prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $693,000 rather than 30 annuity payments for the full amount. With his winnings, he plans to purchase a home.

Players have won more than $31 million playing Triple Million which launched in December. Each $10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 up to $1 million. More than $17 million in prizes remain, including one $1 million top prize, three $10,000 prizes, and 21 $2,000 prizes.