A roll of the dice changed the life of one lucky Michigan Lottery player.
Ronald Borus was the grand prize winner in the Michigan Lottery’s Play It Again $1 Million Finalist Drawing, which aired in September across the state. Borus bested the other two finalists, Sandy Dennis of Lake Orion and Jim Alsvesteffer of Rockford, in a dice game.
The drawing was hosted by long-time Lottery partner Christopher Knight, best known as Peter on the TV show The Brady Bunch.
Borus, who hails from the town of Reading in Hillsdale County, admitted that he never thought he’d be a big Lottery winner. With his largest previous prize at 20-$25,000, Borus said winning $1 million was unbelievable.
It’s something you dream about but it just doesn’t happen in reality.
The longtime player said plans for his money include a home in Florida and a Buick Enclave, a vehicle his wife has had her eye on. And he is confident that with his wife’s help, there will be no lack of goals for the new-found wealth.
What I don’t think of, she will believe me, there is no doubt about that! he laughed.
Despite hitting it big, Borus said he has no plans to stop playing the Lottery. And, he just might win again.
I played it before I came here! he said confidently.
Although neither Dennis and Alsvesteffer won the top prize in the drawing, they didn’t go home empty handed. Each netted $5,000 for their appearance on the show.
All three were eligible for the drawing after entering the Play It Again second chance opportunity on the Lottery’s Web site