Genesee County woman wins $500,000 from Michigan Lottery instant game

Published: May. 9, 2019 at 3:10 PM EDT
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(5/9/2019) - A Genesee County woman is looking forward to a debt-free life after winning $500,000 playing the Michigan Lottery's Full of $500's instant game.

"I bought the Full of $500's ticket thinking that it would be great to win $500," said the lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous. "I never in my wildest dreams thought I would win $500,000!"

The 52-year-old player bought her winning ticket at the Speedway gas station located at 5252 Miller Road in Flint Township.

"I scratched the ticket off when I got to my car and broke down in tears as soon as I saw I had won," said the player. "I was so stunned, I didn't leave the parking lot for 45 minutes."

The player recently visited Michigan Lottery headquarters to claim the $500,000 prize. With her winnings, she plans to pay off all of her bills, buy a new car and then save the remainder.

"It's tough to raise a family and sometimes we live check-to-check. Winning this huge prize is such a relief for me and my family," the player said.