Michigan Man Who Lost ‘Everything’ To Flood Wins Lotto
Here's a feel good story to start your week.
A Michigan man whose home and possessions were taken by last spring's massive dam break and flood in Mid-Michigan has hit a two million dollar jackpot in the State Lottery.
The 29-year-old who chose to remain anonymous told Nexstar News, "Last year, I lost everything in a flood, so to win this prize is so overwhelming to me. I never play $20 tickets, but when I stopped to pick up a couple things on my way to pick up my kids the Lucky 7’s ticket caught my eye. Seven is a lucky number for me, so I decided to take a chance and bought the ticket.
“I scratched it off when I got back to my car. When I saw I had a match, I thought: ‘Great, I won my money back!’ When I saw I had actually won $2 million, I couldn’t stop shaking. A few years back, I won $10,000 and I thought that was my once in a lifetime shot at winning the Lottery.”
The tickets were purchased from Anna's Market in Midland.
The man opted for a one time payment of $1.3 million as opposed to $2 million in annuity payments. He added that he had learned his lesson and will save some of his winnings in case of future acts of nature.
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