The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his winning ticket at The Corner Depot, located at 999 Long Rapids Road in Alpena.
“I was looking for a different $10 instant game, but the store was out,” said the player. “I saw the Emerald 10’s ticket and decided to give it a try.
“I scratched the ticket, and thought I won $1,000 and set it aside. I started scratching the second ticket I bought, and all the zeros caught my eye. When I focused in on the prize amount, I couldn’t believe it.”
The player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim the big prize. He chose to receive his prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $634,000, rather than annuity payments for the full amount. With his winnings, he plans to complete some home repairs and then invest the remainder.