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60-year-old Genesee County woman wins $4 million playing Payout instant game

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Posted at 10:52 AM, Apr 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-25 10:52:23-04

LANSING, Mich. (WXYZ) — A 60-year-old Genesee County woman will be planning a vacation with her winnings of $4 million from playing the Michigan Lottery's $150,000,000 Payout instant game.

The woman, who wants to remain anonymous, says she buys her tickets every day from the same store – the Meijer at 2333 S. Center Road in Burton.

She decided to purchase the $150,000,000 Payout ticket after winning $2,000 on it the month prior.

"I was scratching the ticket and when I saw the star, I knew I won something. I saw the '4MIL,' underneath and at first I was confused until I realized it meant I won $4 million. I was in shock. All I could think was 'What am I going to do and who am I going to tell?'"

The woman chose to receive her prize as one lump sum payment of $2.5 million.

She plans to save the remainder of her winnings after going on vacation.