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Macomb County Man Wins $250K Playing Online Instant Lottery Game

"Winning a prize like this is life changing"

August 15, 2019 - 10:21 am

(WWJ) A Macomb County man could only sit and stare after winning $250,000 playing a Michigan Lottery game online.

"I have been winning a lot on the VIP Black and Diamond Payout games," said the 44-year-old player, who opted to remain anonymous. "A few weeks ago, I won a little over $1,000 playing Diamond Payout, so I decided to keep trying my luck with that game.

"I logged on to my account to play and the first diamond I uncovered lit up and I saw I had won $250,000! I stared at my computer in a daze for a few minutes because I just couldn't believe it. It was a surreal moment."

See a replay of the winning moment here:

The player visited Michigan Lottery headquarters in Lansing Monday to claim the big prize.

With his winnings, he said he plans to pay off and renovate his home.

"Winning a prize like this is life changing," he said. "It still feels surreal."

This big win comes after, just last week a Wayne County woman won $100,000 playing the same game. 

The Lottery offers players more than 50 different games through its online platform, with plays ranging in price from 5 cents to $20. In 2018, Lottery players won more than $676 million playing games online.

For more information or to play online, visit this link.


Remember, never gamble more than you can afford to lose. Facing a gambling problem can be an overwhelming experience, and who get in over their head feel like there is no way out. If you need help, call The Michigan Problem Gambling Helpline 1-800-270-7117.