She used $20 in winnings from another ticket to purchase the winning one, according to lottery officials.
A 59-year-old Monroe County woman won $2 million playing 100X The Cash instant game, the Michigan Lottery has reported.
The player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought her winning ticket at Waterstradt’s 5 Points party store, 13455 S. Custer Rd., Dundee.
“I bought a ticket at the grocery store and won $20,” the winner told Michigan Lottery officials. “On my way home, I stopped to cash the winning ticket and decided to use the money to purchase a 100X The Cash ticket.
“I began scratching the ticket and when I saw I had won $2 million, I couldn’t believe it. I said to my husband: ‘What do you think about being millionaires?’ When I showed him the ticket, he had to check it over several times because he was also in disbelief.”
The player visited Lottery headquarters last week to claim the prize. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time lump sum payment of about $1.2 million, rather than annuity payments for the full amount. She plans to invest her winnings and continue working.
“It still hasn’t sunk in that we won. This will provide a nice financial cushion for us” the player said.
Players have won more than $25 million playing 100X The Cash, which launched in December 2018. Each $20 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $20 up to $2 million.
This woman was the second area resident in less than two weeks to hit it big on a Michigan Lottery game. Earlier this month, a local man won a $2.5 million jackpot on a Lotto 47 ticket purchased in Monroe.