A St. Clair County man plans to help his family after winning $1 million playing the Michigan Lottery’s Red Hot Millions Instant Game.
The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his winning ticket at the Mobil gas station, located at 1245 32nd Street in Port Huron.
“Red Hot Millions is one of my favorite games and I play it quite often,” said the 91-year-old player. “The $1 million prize was the first thing I scratched off, so I knew I’d won big right away. I was so happy! I have won smaller amounts in the past, but nothing compared to this.”
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 $634,000 rather than 30 annuity payments for the full amount. With his winnings, he plans to help his family.
Players have won more than $47 million playing Red Hot Millions which launched in March 2021. Each $10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 up to $1 million. More than $3 million in prizes remain, including 10 $2,000 prizes, and 59 $500 prizes.
Lottery instant games may be purchased at any of the10,500 retailers across the state.
In 2020, Lottery players won more than $1.5 billion playing instant games.