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Flint woman wins $500,000 playing Casino Riches scratch off lottery game

 This Casino Riches instant lottery ticket won $500,000 for a Flint woman.
This Casino Riches instant lottery ticket won $500,000 for a Flint woman. (WJRT)
Published: Nov. 19, 2018 at 2:05 PM EST
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(11/19/2018) - She's going to Disney World!

That's the plans for a Flint woman who won $500,000 playing the Michigan Lottery's Casino Riches instant game.

"After scratching the ticket, I thought I lost," said the winner, who chose to remain anonymous. "I decided to have my boyfriend double check it when he went to the store."

He called later from the store with the good news: the ticket was actually worth $500,000.

"At first, I thought he was kidding," the 33-year-old winner said. "When I realized I had actually won, I felt numb."

She bought her winning ticket at the Mobil gas station at 1374 W. Bristol Road in Flint. She claimed the prize Monday at Michigan Lottery headquarters in Lansing.

After taking her family to Disney World, the woman plans to invest the rest of the prize for the future.

"I'm still in shock," she said. "Winning this prize will allow me to give my family a better life."

Michigan Lottery says players have won more than $6 million playing Casino Riches, which launched in September. Each $5 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $500,000.

More than $18 million in prizes remain, including two $500,000 top prizes and 10 $2,000 prizes.