A Genesee County man said winning a $2 million prize playing the Michigan Lottery’s Fortune instant game is life-changing.
The lucky 56-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his winning ticket at the Beacon & Bridge Market, located at 3011 West Thompson Road in Fenton.
“I always purchase tickets from the same retailer, but I was too late to the store one night and they were closed, so I went to a different retailer to purchase a ticket,” said the player. “I wanted to try one of the new tickets, so I decided on the Fortune game. When I scratched the ticket and saw I’d won $2 million, I couldn’t believe it! I have been playing the Lottery for a long time, so it feels amazing to win big. Winning this prize is truly life-changing.”
The player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim his prize. He chose to receive his prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $1.3 million rather than 30 annuity payments for the full amount. With his winnings, he plans to pay off his home and help his family.