Michigan woman who played lottery as she took a break from a ‘tough day’ wins $100K prize

Francis Akhalbey February 03, 2023
Jamila McCaskill, 44, won a $100K lottery prize -- Photo Credit: Michigan Lottery

Jamila McCaskill was having a “tough day” at work, so she decided to take a break to relax and also try her luck on an online lottery app. That decision paid off big time as she ended up winning a $100,000 lottery prize, PEOPLE reported. 

“I logged in to the Lottery app to do my Daily Spin to Win and then decided to play some games,” the 44-year-old told lottery officials in Michigan, per a press release. “As I was scrolling through the different games, Diamond Payout caught my eye, so I started playing.”

And though McCaskill’s first spin did not yield any positive results, Lady Luck smiled on her when she tried again. “On only my second spin, the screen lit up and I knew I had won a prize. When I saw the prize amount of $100,000, I couldn’t believe it,” she recalled. “This is by far the largest prize I have ever won, and it feels amazing!”

Lottery officials said McCaskill recently came to their headquarters to claim her winnings. The Centre Daily Times reported that McCaskill received $71,750 after taxes. When asked what she intended to do with the money, McCaskill told lottery officials she was going to spend it on bills and also pay off her home.

Last Edited by:Mildred Europa Taylor Updated: February 3, 2023


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