Winning a $ 500,000 Peppermint Payout Millions First Prize is a dream come true for a man in Oakland County.
The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, purchased his winning ticket at Wixom Liquor, located at 49122 Pontiac Trail in Wixom.
“I love playing holiday games every year when they go out,” said the 57-year-old. “When I scratched the ticket and saw the amount of the prize, I was stunned. I dropped the ticket in front of my wife for her to look at and we sat there in silence for about 15 minutes watching it. When he finally sank, tears of joy filled our eyes and we started to scream in excitement.
The lucky player went to the Lottery headquarters to claim his prize. He plans to use his earnings to buy a new house.
“Earning this money changes my life and that of my wife. The last few years have been tough so it’s really a dream come true, “said the player.
Players won over $ 13 million playing Peppermint Payout Millions, which launched in October. Each $ 10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $ 10 to $ 500,000. Over $ 17 million in prizes remain, including a top prize of $ 500,000 and 12 prizes of $ 2,000.
Instant lottery games can be purchased at 10,500 retailers across the state.
In 2020, lottery players won over $ 1.5 billion playing instant games.