Ticket bought in Taylor
TAYLOR – A lucky feeling led a Wayne County woman to winning $1 million playing the Michigan Lottery’s The Big Spin instant game.
The 48-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought her winning ticket at R & N Fast Track, 24344 Ecorse Road.
“Me and my husband were watching TV one night, and I got a random urge to go buy a lottery ticket,” the player said. “I told my husband about this lucky feeling, so we went out and bought a few tickets and I scratched them when we got home. When I saw I’d won $1 million on my The Big Spin ticket, I called for my daughter and husband and had them look the ticket over. I’m still in shock and get shaky at the thought of winning $1 million.”
The player visited Lottery headquarters in Lansing recently to claim her prize. She chose to receive her prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $693,000 rather than 30 annuity payments for the full amount. With her winnings, she plans to purchase a home and then save the remainder.
Players have won more than $13 million playing The Big Spin which launched last September. Each $10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 up to $1 million. More than $58 million in prizes remain, including two $1 million top prizes, four $10,000 prizes, and 120 $1,000 prizes.
In 2021, Lottery players won more than $1.8 billion playing instant games.
More than 97 cents of every dollar spent on Lottery tickets is returned to the state in the form of contributions to the state School Aid Fund, prizes to players and commissions to vendors and retailers. In the 2021 fiscal year, the Lottery provided more than $1.419 billion for Michigan’s public schools, its seventh record contribution in a row.
Since it began in 1972, the Lottery has contributed more than $26 billion to support public education in Michigan.