Buying a lottery ticket, usually just a small part of one Detroit woman’s birthday present, turned out to be a whole lot more this year when she played the Michigan Lottery’s $1,000,000 Jumbo Cash instant game.
“My brother buys me a lottery ticket for my birthday every year,” said the lucky winner, who chose to remain anonymous. “I scratched the ticket, and when I saw I won $1 million, I was in complete shock.”
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The 68-year-old chose to receive her prize in a one-lump sum of about $634,000 rather than the annuity when visiting the lottery's headquarters in Lansing to claim her prize.
She plans on buying a new car and sharing the money with her family.