Third time’s the charm for a Clare County man who won a $2 million prize playing the Michigan Lottery’s Lucky X100 Instant Game.
The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his winning ticket at the Speedway gas station, located at 6225 Eastman Avenue in Midland. Midland is about 30 miles Northwest of Saginaw.
“I usually play the Ultimate Millions or $60,000,000 Cash Blowout game,” said the 60-year-old player. “When I stopped at the gas station, I asked for those two tickets and they had sold out of them, so I decided to try the new Lucky X100 game.
“I scratched the ticket as soon as I got in my car and when I saw I’d won the $2 million prize, I was in total shock! I called my wife right away and told her I was on my way home with amazing news.”
The player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim his prize. He chose to receive his prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $1.3 million rather than 30 annuity payments for the full amount. With his winnings, he plans to purchase a new car, invest, and share with family.
“I have won smaller amounts of a couple hundred dollars in the past, but I always believed I would win a big prize one day. I can’t believe it finally happened,” the player said.
Players have won more than $28 million playing Lucky X100 which launched in December. Each $20 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $20 up to $2 million. More than $74 million in prizes remain, including two $2 million top prizes, 41 $20,000 prizes, and 270 $2,000 prizes.
Lottery instant games may be purchased at any of the 10,500 retailers across the state.
In 2020, Lottery players won more than $1.5 billion playing instant games.