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St. Clair County Woman Wins $100,000 Playing Online Michigan Lottery Game

"I saw the screen flash and with a message that I had won $100,000 and I spit out my coffee!"

May 26, 2019 - 7:23 pm

LANSING, Mich. (WWJ) -- A St. Clair County woman had a great start to her Memorial Day weekend after she won $100,000 playing the Michigan Lottery's Super Gems instant game online.

"I like to play online games during my break at work," she said, according to a press release from the Michigan State Lottery. "I usually only play $10, but I got an email offer that gave me a $10 bonus if I played $20, so I decided to do that."

"I had pretty good luck, and won $1, then $10, and then $160. I decided to bank $100 and use the $60 to play some more," she said. On my third wager, I saw the screen flash and with a message that I had won $100,000 and I spit out my coffee!"

The 69-year-old player chose to remain anonymous.

Lottery officials said the woman visited their headquarters Thursday to claim the big prize. She plans to save her winnings for a rainy day, the Lottery said. 

"Winning means I will have some breathing room financially, which is a great feeling," she said.

Officials say 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.

More than 1 million players have registered to play the Lottery's online games, which were launched in 2014. For more information or to play online, visit the MSL website.

In 2018, Lottery players won more than $676 million playing games online, according to the MSL.