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Michigan Woman Wins 0,000 in Luxury Cashword Scratch-Off

Michigan Woman Wins $500,000 in Luxury Cashword Scratch-Off

Michigan Woman Wins 0,000 in Luxury Cashword Scratch-Off

The winner told lottery officials that she drove directly to the lottery office so they could confirm her win.

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A Michigan woman thought she won $1,000 on a crossword-themed scratch-off game.

After checking the ticket again the next day, he realized he had made a mistake and his winning was much larger, according to a June 25 news release from Michigan Lottery Connect.

The 68-year-old Tuscola County woman, who chose to remain anonymous, scratched off a Luxury Cashword ticket and counted nine revealed words for a $1,000 prize, according to lottery officials.

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“I showed it to my husband and he said, ‘If you just had one more word, you would have won $500,000!’” the woman told lottery officials.

“The next day I checked the ticket again and that’s when I found the tenth word,” the woman said. “I showed it to my husband and we were both shocked!”

The winner told lottery officials that she got into her car “and drove straight to the Lottery office” to have her win confirmed.

“Honestly, I still have a hard time believing this is real!” she said.

The woman bought her winning ticket at Ben’s Fresh Market in Cass City.

Cass City is about 105 miles north of Detroit.

Many people can gamble or gamble without harm. However, for some, gambling is an addiction that can ruin lives and families.

If you or a loved one is showing signs of gambling addiction, you can seek help by calling the National Gambling Hotline at 1-800-522-4700 or visiting the National Council on Problem Gambling website.

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Lauren Liebhaber is McClatchy’s real-time national reporter.