Entertainment · May 27, 2021

Michigan Lottery: Dawn Force Wins $4 Million

MI (STL.News) A Rockford woman can “take care of her family” after winning $4 million playing the Michigan Lottery’s Worth Millions instant game.

Dawn Force, 62, bought her winning ticket at the Citgo gas station, located at 470 East Division Street in Rockford.

“Every morning on my way to work, I stop for a pop and grab a Lottery ticket,” said Force.  “When I got to work that morning, I scratched the ticket in the parking lot.  I couldn’t stop shaking when I revealed the ‘4MIL’ symbol.

“Once I calmed down, I drove back to the gas station to get the ticket scanned.  Everyone there was so happy for me.  After that, I went back to work.  I don’t plan to quit my job because I love what I do!”

Force visited Lottery headquarters to claim her prize.  She chose to receive her prize as a one-time lump sum of about $2.5 million rather than annuity payments totaling $4 million.  With her winnings, she plans to pay bills and help family members.

“It has been a rough few years for my family and winning this prize is a true miracle.  I can finally breathe a sigh of relief, not worry about money, and enjoy time with my husband and daughter.”  Force said.

Players have won more than $144 million playing Worth Millions, which launched in September 2019.  Each $30 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $30 up to $4 million.  More than $7 million in prizes remain, including one $4 million top prize, three $15,000 prizes, five $5,000 prizes, and 21 $3,000 prizes.

Lottery instant games may be purchased at 10,500 retailers across the state.

In 2020, Lottery players won more than $1.5 billion playing instant games.