The biggest instant game in Michigan Lottery history has already produced a record-setting winner.
A Cheboygan County man recently won $6 million playing the Michigan Lottery’s new $300,000,000 Diamond Riches instant game. It’s the largest prize ever offered — and now won — in Michigan.
“It’s really unreal to be sitting here collecting $6 million,” the player, who chose to remain anonymous, said in a release. “I haven’t stopped shaking since I scratched the ticket off.”
Michigan man wins $6 million scratch off prize
The winning ticket was purchased at Vanderbilt Downtown EZ Mart, located at 8114 Mill Street in the northern Michigan town of Vanderbilt. A one-time, lump sum payment of approximately $4.1 million was how the winner decided to accept his winnings, rather than 30 annuity payments for the full amount.
He plays to take a trip to Disneyland, then save the remainder, according to the release.
“I heard about the new $50 ticket and told my friend I was going to buy one on pay day,” he said. “I didn’t think I would actually win the top prize, but I still wanted to try it. We stopped at the store on the way to work so that I could buy one and I scratched it when I got in my car. When I saw I had won the $6 million prize, I started shaking and showed my friend. We were both freaking out!”
Diamond Riches already paying out millions
The ticket was one of three $6 million winners available in the game. More than $14 million in prizes has already been won playing $300 Million Diamond Riches, which was released in early July.
Prizes range from $50 up to the $6 million top prize. Each ticket is $50, and they are available at lottery retailers around the state.
There is more than $317 million in prizes still out there, including the two top prizes and more than 90 winners of $50,000.
Non-winning tickets are also eligible to enter a second-chance drawing, which pays up to $100,000. Players can scan their losing ticket on the Michigan Lottery mobile app by Nov. 13, 2022, to enter.
Ten second-chance drawings will be held, and each will award one $100,000 winner, five $10,000 winners, 20 $1,000 winners and 60 $500 winners.