Michigan Lottery: Woman wins $300K on Cashword scratch off ticket

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A Muskegon County woman thought she was going to faint after winning a $300,000 prize playing the Michigan Lottery’s Mystery Key Cashword instant game.

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The lucky 57-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous, purchased her winning ticket at the Wesco gas station,

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located at 7413 Whitehall Road in Whitehall. Whitehall is about 15 miles northwest of Muskegon.

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Cashword is my favorite instant game and I play it often,” said the player. “I stopped to purchase a ticket on my way home from work and scratched it when I got home.

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At first, I thought I’d revealed 8 words, but after looking it over again I realized I had 10 words.

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I wasn’t certain I was reading it right, so I went back to the store to check it and got a message to file a claim.

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“The next morning, I called the Lottery office to have them check the ticket and when they confirmed I’d won $300,000, I thought I was going to faint. I’m still in awe that I won!”

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The player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim her prize. With her winnings, she plans to take her daughters on a trip to Florida and then save the remainder.

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Players have won more than $10 million playing Mystery Key Cashword which launched in July.

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Each $5 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $300,000.

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More than $28 million in prizes remain, including two $300,000 top prizes and 108 $1,000 prizes.

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Lottery instant games may be purchased at any of the 10,500 retailers across the state.

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