Michigan Lottery: Oakland County man wins $500,000 playing Triple Bonus Cashword


LANSING, Mich. – An Oakland County man is going to give his wife the surprise of a lifetime after winning $500,000 playing the Triple Bonus Cashword instant game.

“I bought the ticket a couple of days ago with a buddy, but I haven’t’ told my wife that I won yet,” said the player, who chose to remain anonymous. “I was so shocked I won, I wanted to make sure it was all real before I told her the great news!”

The player bought his winning ticket at Falcon Drugs, located at 6103 Charles Street in Detroit. 

The 31-year-old player visited Lottery headquarters Wednesday to claim the big prize. With his winnings, he plans to buy his wife a nice gift and then invest the rest.

“I’m excited to pick out something special for her,” said the player. “I’m sure this will be a Valentine’s Day she’ll never forget.

“It’s so crazy to win the Lottery. Winning takes away so much stress and will help me achieve my long-term goals.” 

Players have won more than $6 million playing Triple Bonus Cashword, which launched in November 2017. Each $10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 up to $500,000. More than $35 million in prizes remain, including two $500,000 top prizes and 16 $1,000 prizes.

Lottery instant games may be purchased at 11,000 retailers across the state.

In 2017, Lottery players won more than $960 million playing instant games.

About 97 cents of every dollar spent on Lottery tickets is returned to the state in the form of contributions to the state School Aid Fund, prizes to players and commissions to vendors and retailers. In the 2017 fiscal year, the Lottery’s contribution to Michigan’s public schools was a record $924.1 million. Since it began in 1972, the Lottery has contributed more than $21 billion to support public education in Michigan. For additional information, follow the Michigan Lottery on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and online at www.michiganlottery.com.