Wayne County Man Wins $2 Million On Scratch-Off Lottery Ticket

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January 24, 2020 - 11:38 am
Wayne County Man Wins $2 Million On Scratch-Off Lottery Ticket

The actual winning ticket (Photo: Michigan Lottery)

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(WWJ) - A Wayne County man won $2 million playing an instant lottery game.

Wayne County Man Wins $2 Million On Scratch-Off Lottery Ticket
The actual winning ticket (Photo: Michigan Lottery)
According to officials with the Michigan Lottery, the lucky player bought his winning Diamond Dazzler scratch-off ticket at the Athens Grocery Store on Monroe Street in Detroit. 

"I was on my lunch break, and I grabbed a Diamond Dazzler ticket to scratch while I ate," said the 53-year-old, who chose to remain anonymous. "The ticket caught my eye because it's my favorite color."

The man said he casually scratched off the ticket while eating lunch with a coworker.

"When I uncovered the amounts at the very end, I had to confirm with them that I was a winner," he said. "As soon as they confirmed, I jumped for joy!"

He chose to receive his prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $1.3 million, rather than annuity payments for the full amount. With his winnings, he plans to invest for his children's future.

According to the Michigan Lottery, players have won more than $54 million playing Diamond Dazzler, which launched in December 2017. Each $20 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $20 up to $1 million. More than $47 million in prizes remain, including one $2 million top prize, 7 $10,000 prizes, 14 $5,000 prizes, and 23 $2,000 prizes.

Lottery instant games may be purchased at 10,500 retailers across the state.