In two consecutive months, two fortunate Michigan residents each won a whopping sum of over $300,000 from the Michigan Lottery, both at the same location.
In October and November, the Family Fare Quick Stop situated at 2755 Lake Michigan Drive NW in Grand Rapids, has been a lucky spot for players since it has produced two significant winners.
Last October, a man from Kent County was revealed as the fortunate winner of $300,000 from the Fire & Ice Cashword game of the state lottery. The winner’s identity remains undisclosed.
Upon scratching the ticket inside his truck, the lucky winner expressed his disbelief as he looked at the ticket multiple times. To confirm whether what he saw was indeed true, he went back to the store. The winner then informed the Michigan Lottery about his incredible luck.
According to the Michigan Lottery, the lucky winner shared that as soon as the message “file a claim” appeared on the lottery machine, they headed straight to their truck, locked the doors, and drove home to secure the ticket in a safe place. The winner expressed their disbelief in winning such a large lottery prize and shared that they have always dreamt of what they would do if they ever won. To them, it still feels like a dream, and they find it hard to believe that it’s actually real.
Sonia McCarthy, a resident of Grand Rapids, became a lucky winner of $25,000 every year for life by playing Lucky for Life at the Family Fare Quick Stop, just a month later after the previous winner. She expressed her excitement and said that winning the prize felt incredible. She had always hoped to win the lottery someday, and her wish finally came true.
According to the Michigan Lottery, McCarthy shared with her parents one evening that she had been fortunate in the Lucky for Life game and therefore intended to keep playing it. The following morning, she was shocked to discover that she had won $25,000 annually for life after checking her ticket. McCarthy felt as though she had manifested her win into reality by speaking about it the previous night with her parents, as she had won on the very same night she had shared her lucky streak with them.
McCarthy chose to receive a lump sum payment of $390,000 instead of receiving $25,000 annually for 20 years. This decision would ensure that he receives the entire amount at once, rather than waiting for the annual payments to accumulate over time.
What are the odds of winning Fire & Ice Cashword game?
Michigan Lottery offers the Fire & Ice Cashword game as an instant game for $5, providing players with an opportunity to win up to $300,000 in prizes. As of now, there are only two $300,000 prizes remaining to be won, as a Kent County man already claimed the first top prize of the year.
Your odds of winning a prize are 1 in 3.70.
What is Lucky For Life?
The Michigan Lottery offers a game called Lucky For Life, which involves a $2 payment for each play. If you manage to match all five winning numbers, which range from 1 to 48, along with one Lucky Ball ranging from 1 to 18, you can win $1,000 daily for life. Even if you don’t match the Lucky Ball, you can still win $25,000 yearly for life by matching all five winning numbers.
Winning the grand prize of $1,000 a day may seem like a far-fetched dream, but the odds of achieving it are 1 in 30,821,472. Meanwhile, the odds of winning the second prize of $25,000 a year for life are slightly better at 1 in 1,813,028. These odds may not be in your favor, but as they say, someone has to win, and it could be you.
Where can you buy lottery tickets?
You can buy lottery tickets from various locations, including gas stations, convenience stores, and grocery stores. Additionally, some airport terminals may offer lottery tickets for sale.
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The gas station in Michigan seems to be on a winning streak as it has sold top-prize lottery tickets in consecutive months. As reported on USA TODAY, this store is now being considered the luckiest store in the state.