TRENTON, Mich. – A Wayne County woman turned a $5 free play coupon into a $300,000 lottery prize with an instant game ticket.
The 41-year-old woman bought her winning Cashword Times 5 ticket at the Beverage Express on West Road in Trenton.
“I purchased the ticket on New Year’s Eve using a $5 free play coupon I won playing the second chance games,” she said. “I scratched the ticket when I got in my car, and when I saw I’d won $300,000, I couldn’t believe it.
“I looked the ticket over multiple times and scanned it on the lottery app to confirm the amount. When the $300,000 came up on the screen with confetti, I called my family and friends to tell them the good news.”
She claimed her prize at lottery headquarters and chose to remain anonymous.
The woman said she plans to pay bills, take a vacation, and then save the rest of the money.