LANSING, Mich. – A Macomb County woman and her husband can finally call themselves millionaires after winning $2 million playing the Michigan Lottery’s $2,000,000 Jumbo Cash instant game.
The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought her winning ticket at the Meijer store, located at 36600 Van Dyke Avenue in Sterling Heights.
“Every so often when I am at the store, I will purchase a Lottery ticket,” said the 67-year-old player. “I was at Meijer one day and decided to try the $2,000,000 Jumbo Cash game. I scratched the barcode right after I purchased it and had the retailer scan it. When I got a message to file a claim, I took the ticket home to scratch it, thinking I’d probably won $1,000.
“When I saw I had won $2 million I was shocked. My husband has always said he wants to be a millionaire, so after I’d won, I set the ticket down next to him and said: ‘You can finally call yourself a millionaire!’ He was so excited.”
The player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim her prize. She chose to receive her prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $1.2 million rather than 30 annuity payments for the full amount.
With her winnings, she plans to share with family and then save the remainder.
Players have won more than $39 million playing $2,000,000 Jumbo Cash which launched in May. Each $20 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $20 up to $2 million. More than $64 million in prizes remain, including two $2 million top prizes, 29 $5,000 prizes, and 276 $2,000 prizes.
Lottery instant games may be purchased at 10,500 retailers across the state. In 2020, Lottery players won more than $1.5 billion playing instant games.