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The actual winning ticket (Photo: Michigan Lottery)

Wayne County Woman Wins $4 Million On Scratch-Off Lottery Ticket

March 06, 2019 - 11:22 am

(WWJ) A Wayne County woman won $4 million playing an instant lottery game.

According to officials with the Michigan Lottery, the lucky player bought her winning Millionaire's Club scratch-off ticket at the Valero gas station on Vernor Highway at W. Grand Boulevard in Detroit.  

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The actual winning ticket (Photo: Michigan Lottery)
The 28-year-old, who wants to remain anonymous, said it was literally a dream come true.

"I know it sounds crazy, but about four months ago I had a dream that I won $4 million playing scratch offs," said the player. "Ever since, I've bought $30 tickets whenever I've had the chance.

"I scratched the Millionaire's Club ticket off and as soon as I saw the win symbol, I got really excited. When I scratched off the prize and saw '4MIL,' I couldn't stop shaking and crying. I called my friend right away and asked him to come double check the ticket for me."

With her winnings, the woman plans to pay off student loans, set up college funds for her children, buy a new home and then invest the rest. 

"Winning this at my age is such an incredible opportunity for me and my family. I'm going to make good decisions so that I have this money for years to come," she added. 

She recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim her prize, choosing to take a one-time lump sum payment of about $2.5 million, rather than an annuity for the full amount.

According to the Michigan Lottery, players have won more than $126 million playing Millionaire's Club, which launched in June 2017. Each $30 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $30 up to $4 million. More than $24 million in prizes remain.

Lottery instant games may be purchased at 11,000 retailers across the state. In 2018, Lottery players won more than $1 billion playing instant games.