Oakland Co. man wins $250K on lottery show, says he'll spend it on wife

Posted: 11:09 AM, Sep 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-14 11:09:53-04

OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. (WXYZ) — Talk about a lucky couple!

76-year-old Arthur Clough won $250,000 after spinning the prize wheel on the Michigan Lottery's Big Spin show. The Oakland County man was selected to participate in the show after entering non-winning The Big Spin tickets at

He was shocked!

"When I got the call about being on the show it was just so hard to believe I'd been selected," said Clough. "I must have read the email about the show three times before I could really believe it."

Mrs. Clough is quite lucky herself – her husband plans to spend his winnings on her.

"Winning this much money is great for my wife and me. There are some things we've been wanting to do, like buy her a new car and get new appliances. Now we can do that without worrying. I'm even going to take her out to dinner tonight!"

Clough was one of five players selected for The Big Spin show by a random drawing.

Each player selected will spin The Big Spin wheel and have a chance to win up to $2 million. All the players who spin The Big Spin wheel are guaranteed to win at least $100,000.
Twenty players will be selected to appear on the Lottery's The Big Spin televised events, which will air shortly after evening Lottery drawings. Players may submit non-winning The Big Spin ticket Spin Codes at . By entering codes, players will earn entries for the drawings for the opportunity to appear on television and spin the big wheel.

According to the Michigan Lottery, in 2018, lottery players won more than $1 billion playing instant games.