LANSING, Mich. — A St. Joseph County man won $300,000 playing Michigan Lottery’s Mystery Prize Cashword instant game after listening to the advice of a grocery store clerk.
The 52-year-old man, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his ticket at Hoffman Street Grocery in Three Rivers.
“I stopped to pick up a few things and went by the Lottery counter while I was there,” said the player. “As I was standing there, the clerk suggested I play the Mystery Prize Cashword game.
“I told her I don’t play often, and I wasn’t too sure about that type of ticket. She told me they were pretty simple to play and had been lucky lately, so I decided to buy two. The first one turned out to be a $300,000 winner!”
The lucky player says he plans to use his winnings to pay off his home and help family members in need.