Macomb County teen wins $500K playing Michigan Lottery game

Posted at 11:39 AM, Aug 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-27 12:38:57-04

A 19-year-old from Macomb County won $500,000 playing Michigan Lottery's Platinum 7's instant game. 

The player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his ticket at the Speedway gas station on Hall Road in Clinton Township.

"This is the fourth scratch-off ticket I've ever bought, and each one has been a winner," said the player. "When I scratched this ticket off, I wasn't sure I understood how to play the game, so I Googled it and after reading a few things I realized I'd just won a bunch of money."

The player said he just graduated from high school and started going to college.

"I'm pre-med and going to be a doctor, so this will really help with my expenses," he said. 

In addition to using the prize for his education, he plans to find a way to give back to his community. 

"Winning won't change me, but it will make things easier while I go to school," the player said.