Sometimes doing the most mundane tasks can pay off. A Michigan man won $300,000 on a Michigan instant online game while letting his dog out.

Tickets With Friends

The Muskegon County man says he found out about the Michigan Lottery's 'Royal VIP' game from friends who've been playing the new online instant game, so he decided to give it a try.

 “I got up early one morning to let my dog out and decided to play a few games of Royal VIP before starting my day."

The 40-year-old player has chosen to remain anonymous and says he didn't believe he'd won such a big jackpot.

“I won $700 within a few minutes of playing and was happy with that. A few minutes later, I won again, but I thought I’d only won $300 at first," the man tells the Michigan Lottery. "When I realized I had actually won $300,000, I didn’t think it was real."


The News is Still Sinking in

The player says he really wasn't convinced that he'd won $300,000 until he logged into his account and saw proof.

It wasn’t until I saw my account balance with instructions on claiming the prize that I knew I had really won. It was such a shock and is still sinking in!”

The man says he plans to save all of his winnings.

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