Monroe County lottery club wins $4M playing instant game

Posted at 11:57 AM, Nov 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-15 11:57:39-05

A two-member lottery club from Monroe County won $4 million playing the Michigan Lottery's Mad Max Money game.

"We've been playing together for years, but you never expect to win like this," said the club's representative who chose to remain anonymous. "I scratched off the ticket and thought it was fake."

"I called the other club member to tell him we might have a big winner and he was on my doorstep just a few minutes later to look over the ticket."

"I was finishing up grocery shopping when I got the call," said the club's second member. "I tossed the groceries in the back of my car and got to his house as quick as I could. The whole way there, I could hear the groceries rolling around in the back of my car.

"When I saw the ticket, all I could think was: 'Holy cow!' It was so overwhelming to win millions!"

The winning ticket was bought at Tony's Country Store in Lambertville.

The players chose to receive a one-time payment of about $2.5 million rather than annuity payments for the full amount.

Both players are retired and plan to share their good fortune with their families.