Michigan man wins $6 million on the second lottery ticket he bought this year

Jul 1, 2024, 7:32 am (8 comments)

Michigan Lottery

He bought two lottery tickets this year, and one of them made him a millionaire

By Kate Northrop

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A Michigan man instantly became a millionaire his second lottery ticket purchase this year netted him a $6 million prize.

One Michigan man bought two lottery tickets this year. One of those tickets turned him into a millionaire when it won a $6 million top prize on a scratch-off game.

The 32-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous, was at the 7-Eleven on South Groesbeck Highway in Clinton Township when he spotted one $50 scratch-off ticket in particular.

"I play lottery games every once in a while, and this '500X Money Maker' ticket was only the second ticket I have purchased so far this year," the player told the Michigan Lottery. "I went into the store to purchase a few things and saw the '500X Money Maker' game, so I asked the clerk what the ticket number was on the next ticket. When she said 14, I told her I'd take it because 14 is my wife and I's lucky number."

The outcome of his purchase threw him for quite a loop, and so he decided to leave his wife in a brief period of suspense as well.

"I scratched the ticket off, and when I saw I won $6 million, I started hyperventilating!" the winner recalled. "I had to take the day off work because I was in a state of shock. I texted my wife and said: 'Lucky number 14.' She jokingly replied, 'What do you mean? Are we millionaires?' As soon as I got home, I told her the big news!"

The lucky winner visited Lottery headquarters in Lansing recently to claim his multi-million-dollar prize. He chose to receive it as a one-time lump sum payment of about $4.1 million.

He wants to use the winnings to invest, help his family, and start a business.

"Congratulations to the lucky player and his wife on an incredible $6 million win," Lottery Commissioner Suzanna Shkreli said in a press release. "Creating life-changing moments for our players is incredibly exciting, and I hope this prize has a positive impact on this player and his family for many years to come."

The anonymous player claimed the second of three available top prizes of $6 million in the $50 "500X Money Maker" game, leaving just one more top prize left to win. There are also 16 out of 27 second-tier prizes of $50,000 and 274 out of 526 third-tier prizes of $5,000 remaining in the game, which launched in September 2023.

The odds of winning any prize in "500X Money Maker" are 1 in 3.43.

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rcbbuckeye's avatarrcbbuckeye


OK sully, it's your turn up there!   🤑

sully16's avatarsully16

Quote: Originally posted by rcbbuckeye on Jul 1, 2024


OK sully, it's your turn up there!   🤑

It would be nice , congrats to the Lucky Guy, enjoy this great gift.🥳

hearsetrax's avatarhearsetrax

Quote: Originally posted by sully16 on Jul 1, 2024

It would be nice , congrats to the Lucky Guy, enjoy this great gift.🥳

just remember, Sully

U needs to sneak up on it heheheheh

sully16's avatarsully16

Quote: Originally posted by hearsetrax on Jul 1, 2024

just remember, Sully

U needs to sneak up on it heheheheh

I will, graceful as a gazelle.🐘


  Sounds like a similar story that has been on here before. 14 is both their lucky number. Come on. Who asks the clerk for a ticket number when you only play twice a year. Only the 2nd time he played. At least it wasn't the first time like the last two recently who claimed that. Had to take the day off from work because he was hyperventilating. Please. Why go back to work although he is only 32 so maybe.

mightwin1's avatarmightwin1

So is the top prize in Michigan on all scratch offs the actual amount won? Or is it over a certain amount...?  The article about the Ohio player that won the $15 mil top prize but took the cash option was $7.5 mil before taxes,so I guess maybe each state does it differently?


Yooooo congratulations

Lotterologist's avatarLotterologist

Congratulations to the winner!

He found the proverbial needle in a haystack! 

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