On Friday, Michigan State Lottery announced that the big winner of the Multi-Prize Bingo game had come forward to claim their $300,000 prize.
The lucky winner is an unnamed 42-year-old woman from Wayne County, who now calls herself as a hundred-thousandaire after winning the $300,000 prize playing the Michigan Lottery’s Multi-Prize Bingo instant game.
The lucky player bought the winning ticket at the Chalmers Service Station, located at 1440 East Seven Mile Road in Detroit.
“When I saw I had a blacked-out card, I thought: ‘This can’t be real!’ I asked my mom to check the ticket, and she said it looked like a winner to her. I was still skeptical, so I asked her to put the ticket in a safe spot and I went to work. While I was at work, I called my mom several times and asked her to look at the ticket again because I was so shocked.”
It wasn’t until she called the Michigan Lottery Public Relations Division office that she believed she was a big winner.
“When I hung up the phone, I told my mom and sister: ‘We’re thousandaires!’ said the player.
With her winnings, she plans to invest in her small business, share with family, and then save as much as she can.