Charlevoix Woman Wins $500,000 From Lottery

A Charlevoix woman has won $500,000 after playing the Michigan Lottery’s Wild Time Supreme Instant Game.

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Officials say the 73-year-old, who chose to remain anonymous, bought her winning ticket at the Family Fare on North Lake Street in Boyne City.

“I like to play the Wild Time games, so I purchased a few Wild Time Supreme tickets while I was at the store,” she said. “When I saw I’d won $500,000, I didn’t think it was real. I just kept scratching the amount thinking I was missing something. I took the ticket up to the retailer to have them check it. When they confirmed the amount, I stood there and cried.”

The woman visited the Lottery headquarters to claim her prize. Officials say with her winnings, she plans to make some home renovations and go on a vacation.

“Winning a $500,000 prize feels like a miracle,” she said.