Michigan woman wins $1 million playing lottery instant game

Posted at 2:25 PM, Apr 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-22 14:25:24-04

A woman from St. Joseph County won $1 million playing the Michigan Lottery's Millionaire Maker instant game.

"I bought the ticket while I was at the grocery store and decided to scratch it before I left," said the 37-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous. "When I saw I won $1 million, I was in complete shock. I called my husband right away to tell him, and he couldn't believe it either!"

She bought her winning ticket at Harding's Market in Three Rivers. She chose to receive her prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $634,000 rather than annuity payments for the full amount.

With her winnings, she plans to buy a new house.

"It still feels unreal to win a prize like this, it hasn't sunk it yet. It feels like a once in a lifetime kind of thing," the player said.