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Screenshot of the big win. (credit: Michigan Lottery)

Michigan Man Wins $100K Playing Online Instant Lottery Game

May 01, 2019 - 2:27 pm

(WWJ) A Kent County, Michigan man says he and his family are still in shock over his big lottery win online.

It took a second glance for the 51-year-old player to realize he'd won $100,000 playing the Michigan Lottery's Lucky 7 x 7 instant game.

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"I play online regularly, and thought I won $1,000," said the man, who chose to remain anonymous. "When I took a second look, I realized I won $100,000 and I was stunned!

"I told my wife and kids I had won and none of them believed me. I think we're all still in shock and will be until the check goes in the bank!"

Lottery officials say the lucky player recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. With his winnings, he plans to pay some bills, complete some home renovations and save the rest. 

Michigan Lottery players have a chance to win up to $500,000 instantly playing online. Players also may win prizes ranging from $1 up to multimillion-dollar jackpots playing Powerball, Mega Millions, Lotto 47, and Fantasy 5 online. Through its online platform, the Lottery offers players more than 50 different games 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

Remember, only gamble what you can afford to lose. Need help? Call the Michigan Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-270-7117.