Woman plans to spruce up home after winning $500K from Michigan Lottery instant game

Posted at 12:19 PM, Oct 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-02 12:44:57-04

A Leelanau County woman plans to spruce up her home after winning $500,000 playing the Michigan Lottery's Platinum Wild Time instant game.

The player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought her ticket at the Empire EZ Mart, located at 9988 West Front St. in Empire.

"I scratched the ticket off as soon as I got to my car with it," she said. "I almost passed out when I saw I won $500,000. I was so excited, I could barely drive home!"

With her winnings, she plans to purchase new furniture and update the flooring in her home.

"I still can't believe I'm sitting here," she said. "I feel numb."

In 2017, lottery players won more than $960 million playing instant games.