A man in Jackson County won big with The Michigan Lottery.

Here's the information from a press release issued by the Lottery:

LANSING, Mich., Nov. 22, 2019 - The holiday season kicked off a little early for a Jackson County man who won $500,000 playing the Michigan Lottery's Holiday Sparkle instant game.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his winning ticket at the Meijer store, located at 3333 East Michigan Avenue in Jackson.

"I bought a few of the Holiday Sparkle tickets on payday as a treat for myself," said the 42-year-old player. "I scratched them off in the parking lot, and when I saw I won $500,000 I couldn't believe my eyes!

"I started to stress out a little bit, so I called my sister to calm me down."

The player recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim the big prize. With his winnings, he plans to pay off his student loans, and then save the remainder.

Get more information here from the Michigan Lottery website.