Wayne County man wins $2 million playing Michigan Lottery game

Posted at 11:04 AM, Sep 05, 2018

A Wayne County man won $2 million playing Michigan Lottery's $2,000,000 Jackpot instant game.

The player, who chose to be anonymous, bought his ticket at Discount Tobacco on Telegraph Road in Brownstown.

"I was in Discount Tobacco and watched a guy scratch off a few $2,000,000 Jackpot instant game tickets," said the player. "I asked the guy playing if he minded if I bought a couple tickets. He told me to go ahead because he hadn't been having any luck."

"I bought two tickets and scratched them off and the guy was just as stunned as I was that I'd hit a $2 million prize. He told me he was happy for me, but I imagine that probably stung a little bit."

The 51-year-old player went home to share the news with his wifear and had to convince her that he wasn't joking.

With his winnings, he plans to pay off his home, buy a new truck, share with his church and then save the remainder.

"Winning makes everything just a little easier and takes a lot of weight off my back," the player said.