One Michigan Lottery player is having the Christmas a lifetime after claiming a $4 million lottery prize on Wednesday. The win came through the appropriately titled $4,000,000 Winner game, which awards hundreds of thousands different prizes including 850,000 prizes ranging from $50 to $5,000. The prize tied for the second largest lottery prize won in Michigan during 2019.
The player, Adam Hansell, is a 24-year old from Sault Ste. Marie. He purchased the ticket from a Holiday gas-station at the I-75 Business Spur, which is located in his hometown. Hansell said that he played the Michigan lottery and kept winning small amounts before deciding to buy the fateful $4,000,000 Winner ticket for $30.
Hansell chose to receive a $2.5 million lump sum rather than opting for the 30 annuity payments totaling $4 million. He plans to use the money to give a better life to his son.
The jackpot prize was achieved by matching one of his numbers, 25, with a corresponding number on the game piece, which yielded the $4 million prize. The Michigan Lottery released an image of the winning lottery ticket, which can be seen below:
Adam Hansell’s win capped off an impressive year for the Michigan Lottery, which saw dozens of players winning million dollar prizes and a total of $2.2 billion won while playing instant games.
The largest prize of the year came from a $9.64 million Lotto 47 Jackpot winner, which was won on October 10th and split between two players after matching all five numbers.
After the Lotto 47 jackpot prize, the next four largest jackpots of the year all totaled $4 million and came at a variety of games. The $4 million prizes came to players playing $150,000,000 Payout, Super Raffle jackpot, Max Money and $4 Million Winner game won by Adam Hansell. The Michigan Lottery has also revealed that 44 players have won at least $1 million during the year.