Ingham County woman wins $150,000 playing Michigan’s lottery instant game


Lansing, Mich. (WLNS) — An Ingham County woman was speechless after winning $150,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s Cash Buster Towers instant game online. 

“I wasn’t expecting to win big, so I had my eye on the smaller prizes,” said the 32-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous. “I was thinking I was going to hit $50, not $150,000!”

The player visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. With her winnings, she plans to pay bills, share with family, and then save the remainder.

“It’s an awesome feeling to win. I was speechless that night and I still am. It hasn’t hit me yet that I won such a huge amount,” the player said. 

Michigan Lottery players have a chance to win up to $500,000 instantly playing online. Players also may win prizes ranging from $1 up to multimillion-dollar jackpots playing Powerball, Mega Millions, Lucky For Life, Lotto 47, and Fantasy 5 online. Through its online platform, the Lottery offers players more than 90 different games with plays ranging in price from 5 cents to $20.

More than 1 million players have registered to play the Lottery’s online games, which were launched in 2014. For more information or to play online, visit

In 2019, Lottery players won more than $845 million playing games online.

About 97 cents of every dollar spent on Lottery tickets is returned to the state in the form of contributions to the state School Aid Fund, prizes to players and commissions to vendors and retailers. In the 2019 fiscal year, the Lottery provided more than $1 billion for Michigan’s public schools, its fifth record contribution in a row. Since it began in 1972, the Lottery has contributed more than $23 billion to support public education in Michigan. For additional information, follow the Michigan Lottery on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and online at

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