Macomb Woman Goes To Pick up Pizza, Ends Up a $2 Million Instant Lottery Winner

April 18, 2024, 12:54 PM by  Allan Lengel

For some, simply getting a pizza is reward enough.

But a 41-year-old Macomb County woman, who wants to remain anonymous, recently got a whole lot more than pizza, according to a story posted on the Michigan Lottery page.

On the way to pick up a pizza, she stopped at Party Place Liquor at 49122 Schoenherr Road in Shelby Township and bought Michigan Lottery’s $2,000 Large Instant Game for $20. Prizes range from $20 to  $2 million.

"My husband is usually the one who buys scratch off tickets, but I decided to stop and buy one on my way to pick up pizza,” the player said. “While I was waiting for my pizza, I sat in my car and scratched the ticket. It was surreal when I realized I’d won $2 million. I called my husband to tell him the big news because I was so excited. I couldn’t wait until I got home!”

The Lottery says the woman recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. She chose to receive a one-time lump sum payment of about $1.3 million rather than annuity payments for the full amount.

What's she going to do with the money?

Pay bills and take a vacation, she says. 


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