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Scratch-off ticket turns into $6 million win, but three Michiganders will go home with “just” $4.1 million: “It’s still hard to believe…”

Michigan – On Thursday, the Michigan Lottery confirmed that a lottery club, consisting of three lucky people, won a whopping $6 million of scratch-off ticket. The fortunate lottery players bought the 500X Money Maker instant game, which turned into huge winnings. Per the Michigan lottery, people have won more than $90 million playing 500X Money Maker since it was launched in September 2023.

Three fortunate Michigan lottery players bought the 500X Money Maker instant game, which turned into huge winnings, a total of $6 million

The details

“Our lottery club has been playing together for quite a while, and we always play scratch-off games,” the club’s representative told the Lottery. “I scratched off the ticket late one night, and when I saw the prize amount of $6 million, I had to look the ticket over several times to make sure I was seeing it right.”

“I woke up my wife and said: ‘I think I just won a really big prize; you have to come look at this!’ Once my wife looked it over and confirmed what I was seeing, I knew we had really won! The next day I met with the other club members and told them the big news. It all still feels surreal,” they added.

The three-person lottery club from Ottawa County won $6 million playing the Michigan Lottery’s 500X Money Maker instant game.

The lucky winners choose to receive the prize as one-time lump sum

The lottery club recently visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim the big prize. They chose to receive their prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $4.1 million after taxes. With their winnings, they plan to pay off their mortgages and then save the remainder.

“It’s still hard to believe that we really won,” said a club member. “I don’t think it’s going to hit us until we see the new balance in our bank accounts!”

What are the odds of 500X Money Maker?

The overall odds of winning any prize in 500X Money Maker are one in 3.43. There are still over $233 million worth of prizes available, including two top prizes of $6 million, 20 prizes of $50,000, and 409 prizes of $5,000.

Where can you buy lottery tickets?

Tickets can be purchased in person at gas stations, convenience stores and grocery stores. Some airport terminals may also sell lottery tickets. Lottery instant games may be purchased at any of the 10,500 retailers across the state.

In 2022, Lottery players won more than $1.7 billion playing instant games.