LANSING, Mich. (WXYZ) — Winning $300,000 on the Michigan Lottery's The Big Spin show means less work and more time with family for a Genesee County woman.
Tammy Wood, 60, won the big prize after spinning the prize wheel on The Big Spin show hosted by Detroit basketball champion John Salley. Wood was selected to participate in the show after entering codes from non-winning The Big Spin tickets online.
"When I got the call about the show, I thought it had to be too good to be true," said Wood. "I waited for my husband to come home and we did some research before calling the Lottery back.
"I teach three- and four-year-olds, so winning $300,000 means I can finally take summers off. I'm really looking forward to spending more time with my family."
Wood was one of five players selected for The Big Spin show by a random drawing. This was the final second-chance drawing for The Big Spin game. Each player selected spun The Big Spin wheel and had a chance to win up to $2 million.
All the players who spun The Big Spin wheel were guaranteed to win at least $100,000.
Click here for more information on the Michigan Lottery's Big Spin Show.