Berrien County Man Wins $500,000 With Michigan Lottery Instant Game

A Berrien County man is a half-million dollar richer thanks to a Michigan Lottery scratch off game. He won the top prize on the 777 instant game, purchasing the ticket at the Meijer on Pipestone in Benton Harbor. The 62-year-old has chosen to stay anonymous, but told Michigan Lottery officials the win brought him to tears and said “there is such a happiness and joy that comes with winning,” adding he thanks God that he will be debt-free. The man plans to remodel his home and pay off his bills with the winnings. Since 777 launched in March, the Lottery says players have won over $6.5 million through the $5 ticket. Two other tickets are still out there with the top prize of $500,000.