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Tuscola County Woman Discovers $500K Jackpot Win After Initially Thinking She Won $1K


A 68-year-old woman from Tuscola County went to bed believing she had won $1,000 from a Luxury Cashword instant ticket, only to find out the next day she had actually hit the $500,000 jackpot. After her husband pointed out that one more word could have significantly increased her prize, she rechecked her ticket and discovered the tenth word, confirming her half-million-dollar win. She promptly drove to the Lottery office for verification. The lucky winner, who purchased her ticket at Ben’s Fresh Market in Cass City, plans to use her windfall to buy new furniture, invest, pay bills, and save the remainder. “Winning is such a relief and honestly, I’m still having a hard time believing this is real!” she shared. For more information, visit the Michigan Lottery’s official site.