A 65-year-old man from Van Buren County, Michigan couldn’t breathe normally after realizing he won $500,000 playing the Michigan Lottery game called Power 777 instant game. The winner, James Watson, bought the lottery ticket from a BP gas station in South Haven, Michigan. Watson said he usually buys $20 in scratch tickets and plays the games while relaxing in the evening. He initially thought he only won $5,000 because he wasn’t wearing his glasses. The next day he visited the BP station to show the ticket to the store clerk. The clerk scanned the tickets and told him he needed to visit the Michigan Lottery Headquarters because it was actually a $500,000 winner.
“When she said that, I couldn’t catch my breath and almost fell backwards in the store!”
Afterward, he visited the Michigan Lottery Headquarters in Lansing, Michigan to claim the prize. Watson plans on buying property, a vehicle, and saving the remaining winnings.
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Power 777 Instant Scratch Game from the Michigan Lottery
First, buy a ticket at one of over 10,500 Michigan Lottery retailers in Michigan. The tickets cost $5 each. Next, use a coin to scratch the play area of the ticket. If you match 3 of the same identical symbols you win the prize for that game. In addition, if you uncover a 5X, 10X, or 20X symbol it multiplies your prize accordingly. Also, if you reveal 1 or more number 7s in the games, you will win the corresponding money shown in the POWER PRIZE LEGEND.
Players have claimed $26 million in prizes by playing the Power 777 instant win game. The game began in September 2020. Each ticket costs $5 and has prizes ranging from $5 and up to $500,000. There are $4 million in prizes remaining which include two $500,000 prizes! In addition, there are two $7,777 prizes remaining.
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