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A Jackson County man is going to be debt free after winning $350,000 on the Michigan Lottery’s The Big Spin show.

Steven Middleton, 42, won the big prize after spinning the prize wheel on The Big Spin show hosted by Detroit basketball champion John Salley. Middleton was selected to participate in the show after entering codes from non-winning The Big Spin tickets online.

“I couldn’t believe I was picked to be on The Big Spin show,” said Middleton. “I’ve been so nervous about it, I didn’t tell anyone besides my girlfriend.

“Winning means I can live debt free and take a vacation. I’m really looking forward to having some time to relax!”

Middleton was one of five players selected for The Big Spin show by a random drawing. This was the final second-chance drawing for The Big Spin game. Each player selected spun The Big Spin wheel and had a chance to win up to $2 million. All the players who spun The Big Spin wheel were guaranteed to win at least $100,000.

All told, 20 players were selected to appear on the Lottery’s The Big Spin televised events, which air shortly after evening Lottery drawings. Players won more than $9 million on The Big Spin show.

Each $10 The Big Spin ticket offers players a chance to instantly win prizes ranging from $10 up to $1 million. Players have won more than $20 million playing The Big Spin. More than $55 million in prizes remain, including three $1 million top prizes, four $10,000 prizes, and 107 $1,000 prizes.

In 2019, Lottery players won more than $1.2 billion playing instant games. Instant games may be purchased at the Lottery’s 10,500 retailers across the state.

A Jackson County man is going to be debt free after winning $350,000 on the Michigan Lottery’s The Big Spin show. Steven Middleton, 42, won the big prize after spinning the prize wheel on The Big Spin show hosted by Detroit basketball champion John Salley. Middleton was selected to participate in the show after entering…

Jackson man enjoys thrill of watching himself win on ‘The Price is Right’

JACKSON, MI — Danny Avery enjoyed a thrill not many people in town can say they have.

He watched himself win on “The Price is Right.”

Sitting in the basement of his Jackson home with his sister, Laurie Meunier, and daughter, Jenny Hansen, Avery watched the episode when he was called down to contestant’s row on the long-airing daytime game show.

He was the second person on Tuesday’s show whose name was followed by the famous refrain of “Come on down.”

“To be honest I never actually heard it. I saw a sign they held up with my name,” Avery said. “I had some sort of an idea it was going to be me when I saw the camera pointed at me before the show began, but still it is so exciting.”

Avery said after four failed attempts to earn the right to appear on stage, he had to develop a plan on how to bid.

“It seemed that people with the highest bids kept winning, so when the outdoor couch came on and I was the last one to bid I knew it was my time,” he said.

Avery bid $1,000 on a lime-colored outdoor shaded couch that retailed for $1,800. With the highest bid — without going over — he was called to the stage by host Drew Carey.

“When I got up there, I just could not believe it, it was just time to try and win something,” he said.

Carey asked Avery if he was from Michigan, which Avery confirmed. Carey said he knew that from the short-sleeved Mackinac Bridge shirt he was wearing, which drew a laugh.

Then Avery was presented with the prizes he could win: a Bradley barbecue smoker or a new Toyota Yaris. He played “Any Number,” a game where a contestant uses each numeral zero through nine to fill in prices for three prizes: the car, the lesser prize and the piggy bank, which is never worth more than $10.

He filled up three of the five numbers in the price of the car, two of the three for the smoker and two of the three for the piggy bank and then called the number eight.

The final numeral in the price of the smoker lit up, and Avery won the $628 prize.

“I had the chance at winning a car, but hey I am happy with what I got,” he said. “If I did it all over again, I would do the same thing.”

His final game was the big wheel, where contestants get two cracks at trying to get exactly $1 or closest to it without going over. After the first contestant reached 70 cents, Avery spun twice and tied her. The two watched as with one spin of the wheel, the third contestant hit the $1 square and won $1,000 and a spot in the Showcase Showdown.

The winnings are expected to arrive at Avery’s house any day now.

“I am making some barbecue for Easter,” he said. “When I first won all I wanted to do was make ribs and now I am going to with my new smoker.”

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