LANSING, Mich. — One lucky Lansing man is planning on paying off bills, helping his family and investing the remaining money from his $300,000 prize after winning the Michigan Lottery’s 5X Cashword game.
The man, who chose to remain anonymous, initially thought he won $2,000.
“I scratched the ticket off in the parking lot,” he said, according to a release for the Michigan Lottery. “I didn’t check it all the way out and figured I had won the $2,000 prize. That was exciting enough for me!”
It was the man’s son who noticed the much larger prize.
“I handed the ticket to my son to check out my $2,000 win, and he said, ‘Dad if I am looking at this right, you didn’t win $2,000, you won $300,000!’ the man said.
The winning ticket was purchased at Aurelius Corners in Lansing.
According to the Michigan Lottery, players have won more than $49 million playing the 5X Cashword game. The new lottery game launched in February of 2020. More than $12 million in prizes remain, including three $10,000 prizes and 20 $2,000 prizes.
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