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Macomb County man wins $150K playing online lottery game

Posted at 9:41 AM, Jun 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-30 09:41:43-04

(WXYZ) — A Macomb County man won $150,000 playing the Michigan Lottery's Fruity Cashword instant game online.

"I like playing instant games online and play a little of everything," said Brian Pierce, of Richmond. "I was playing the right game at the right time, and it hit!

"I was uncovering the letters one-by-one and realized I had a lot of words adding up. I must have counted 10 words 10 times before the stunned feeling hit. I almost thought I was having a heart attack."

Pierce, 40, plans to use the money for a down payment on a new home for his family.

"This is life changing money and is really going to help me and my wife find our dream home," Pierce said.