87-year-old Michigan man wins $500K from ticket bought at Kroger gas station

Posted at 10:32 AM, Oct 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-05 10:32:00-04

A Bay County man won $500,000 playing the Michigan Lottery's Quick Riches Instant Game. 

The lucky player bought the ticket at the Kroger gas station at Center Avenue in Essexville. 

“My wife and I have been playing the Quick Riches game pretty regularly and we keep winning,” said the 87-year-old winner. “We stopped for gas and decided to buy two more tickets and continued down the road.

“As I was driving, my wife scratched the tickets. After a couple minutes she screamed: ‘Pull over! We won the jackpot!’ As soon as she said that, my legs went weak and I could hardly move. I couldn’t believe we really had won!”

With their winnings, the couple plans to help their children and then save the remainder.