July 10, 2024 2 min read


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Michigan Woman Wins $300K from Scratch-Off Ticket

Thinking that the machine had experienced a malfunction, the woman went to the cashier to double-check the ticket only to learn that she had won the top prize

A woman from Lapeer County, Michigan, was left in disbelief after winning a $300,000 top prize from a scratch-off ticket. The 54-year-old woman won the prize playing the Michigan Lottery’s Fire & Ice Cashword instant game.

While the fortunate player chose to remain anonymous, the lottery disclosed that the winning ticket had been sold at Murphy USA at 579 East Genesee Street in Lapeer. The woman went to the lottery headquarters to claim her prize and shared her thoughts on being a lottery winner.

The anonymous woman admitted to playing Cashword a lot and added that she always scans the tickets at the store to double-check them. However, the woman was left confused when one ticket asked her to file a claim.

Thinking that the machine had experienced a malfunction, the woman went to the cashier to double-check the ticket. Since the cashier’s machine showed the same message, the woman looked the ticket over again only to realize that she had won $300,000.

Excited about the win, the woman immediately went to brag to her mom who was just as exhilarated.

I’m still trying to wrap my head around winning $300,000! It feels so surreal.

Lottery winner statement

The woman told lottery officials that she plans to use the money to pay off her home and pay bills.

As for the Fire & Ice Cashword, the game has so far handed $20 million to players since its launch in August. Prizes range from $5 to $300,000 and, according to the lottery, another $300,000 prize still remains unclaimed.

Other Recent Jackpot Winners

In other jackpot news, a lucky player from Arizona just won a $336,000 jackpot from the Lottery’s Lightning Fast Cash Double Bonus. The winner, who opted to remain anonymous, purchased their winning ticket from Quick Stop at 2344 W. Thomas Road in Phoenix.

This is notably the third grand prize from the game since its launch in May 2023. The odds of winning the Lightning Fast Cash Double Bonus jackpot, according to the Arizona Lottery, stand at 1 in 240,000.

In the meantime, a Mohegan player in Pennsylvania just scooped up a $642,000 jackpot. According to the casino, the winner’s and dealer’s hands consisted of three diamond-suited 7’s. This extremely rare 100% Mega event instantly secured the player the top prize.

At the beginning of July, on the other hand, a winner in Ohio grabbed the life-changing $140 million Powerball jackpot.


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1 Comment

  • Mari
    July 11, 2024 at 11:57 pm

    Great idea paying off home and bills

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