Bay City Man Buys Last Scratch Off Ticket on the Roll and Wins Big
A Michigan man who bought the last Michigan Lottery scratch-off ticket on the roll is glad he did because it paid off in a big way.
The 46-year-old man from Bay City says he usually doesn't play the Michigan Lottery's Bingo scratch-off instant tickets, but since it was the last ticket on the roll, he made an exception.
"I was at the store and bought two $30 tickets and won $100, so I used some of my winnings to purchase more tickets," the man said. "I hardly ever play the Bingo games, but there was one left on the roll, so I decided to purchase it."
He's a Man of Little Patience
Rather than take the time to scratch off the letters on the 'Bingo' ticket, the player simply scratched off the barcode and scanned it to see if it was a winner. If you've ever played the Michigan Lottery's Bingo game, you probably understand. Scratching off the appropriate letters takes a lot of time and a tremendous amount of patience.
"I scratched the barcode and scanned it right away and got a message to file a claim. I scanned it a few more times and kept getting the same message, so I drove straight to the Lottery office in Saginaw to find out what I’d won," he said. "When the Lottery employee told me the ticket was a $300,000 winning ticket, I thought I had heard her wrong at first. It still doesn’t feel real as I’m sitting here claiming the prize!"
The man tells the Lottery he plans to use some of his winnings to do some home improvements and save the rest.
"Winning $300,000 is humbling and came at the perfect time," he said.