LANSING, MI – A Wayne County man says he plans to keep his winnings after winning a $1 million jackpot while playing the Michigan Lottery’s Wild Time Millions instant game recently.
“I like playing the different types of instant games,” said the 73-year-old winner who chose to remain anonymous. “I bought a Wild Time Millions ticket and scratched it as I got in my car. When I saw I had won $1 million, my first instinct was to start jumping for joy, until until I realized I couldn’t because I was in my car! It was a happy feeling.
The winner purchased their ticket from Redford Liquor, located at 25151 West 6 Mile Road in Redford. The winner recently picked up their prize at the lottery headquarters. He elected to receive his earnings as a one-time lump sum payment of approximately $634,000 rather than as an annuity.
For the latest Michigan Lottery news, check out the official Michigan Lottery websitewhich also offers more information on instant tickets, raffles and other lottery games.
The latest Michigan player to win a Mega Millions or Powerball jackpot is the Wolverine FLL lottery club who won a $1.05 billion jackpot in March 2021. With their winnings, the group plans to give back to the community.
And while they were lucky winners, it’s a good idea for players to check their tickets immediately because a $1 million winner sold to Warren last year went unclaimed. The money instead went to the State School Aid Fund.
If you want to be the next Michigan player to win a huge lottery prize, take a look at these tips from lottery expert Richard Lustig. The author of “Learn to Increase Your Chances of Winning the Lottery” won over $1 million in Florida by winning the top jackpots in smaller games.