INGHAM COUNTY, Mich. – An Ingham County man was “in awe” when he found out he won a big prize from the Michigan Lottery.
The 51-year-old man chose to remain anonymous. He won $625,162 after he was selected in a random drawing on April 12. He earned entries into the giveaway by playing the eligible Monthly Jackpot games online.
“I like playing all of the second chance games and I always hoped I would win big on one of them,” he said. “I was at work one day and saw an incoming call, but I didn’t recognize the phone number, so I didn’t answer. I listened to the voicemail a few minutes later and found out it was the Lottery, but I wasn’t sure what they were calling about.”
He recently visited Lottery Headquarters to claim the prize. He plans to pay bills and save the rest of the money for retirement.
“When I called the Lottery back and was told I had won a $625,162 Monthly Jackpot Progressive prize, I was in awe. Although I always hoped I would win, I never thought I actually would, so it is an incredible feeling,” he said.