LANSING — A Delta County woman plans to help others after winning $1 million playing the Michigan Lottery’s Lucky X50 instant game.
The lucky 65-year-old, who chose to remain anonymous, bought her winning ticket from North Bluff Grocery, located at 6287 M-35 in Gladstone.
“When I stopped at the store to buy a lottery ticket, the seller told me that they had just sold the game I usually play, so I decided to buy a Lucky X50 ticket instead, “ said the player. “I scratched the ticket later that day and when I saw I had won $1 million I started crying.”
The player recently went to the lottery headquarters to claim her prize. She elected to receive her award as a one-time lump sum payment of approximately $693,000 rather than 30 annuity payments for the full amount. With her winnings, she plans to help others.
“Winning is a fantastic feeling and will allow me to help a lot of people” said the player.
Players have won over $26 million playing Lucky X50, which launched in January. Each $10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 to $1 million. There are over $35 million in prizes left, including two first prizes of $1 million and 321 prizes of $5,000.
In 2021, lottery players won over $1.8 billion playing instant games.