LANSING, MI — A 59-year-old Genesee County man’s retirement just got a little sweeter as he won a $2 million jackpot playing the Michigan Lottery’s Max Your Millions instant game.
“I just retired, so this money will be a good cushion for my retirement,” said the winner.
The winner – who chose to remain anonymous – bought their ticket at the Palace of Burton, located at 4012 Davison Road in Burton.
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“I bought a few lottery tickets while I was at the store,” the player said. “I crossed them out when I got in my car and was stunned when I saw I had won $2 million. When I got home I showed the ticket to my wife and I told her that I had just made her a millionaire!
The man recently collected his prize from the lottery headquarters in Lansing. He elected to receive his winnings in the form of a one-time lump sum payment of $1.2 million, rather than in the form of an annuity. The man says he plans to invest the money.
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 smart for players to check their tickets right away because a $150,000 winner sold at Clarkston 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.