Oakland County man wins $1.2 million jackpot in Michigan Lottery
Man buys winning lottery ticket at party store in Livonia
LIVONIA, Mich. – An Oakland County man who said he's been playing the lottery religiously for 25 years has won the $1.2 million Lotto 47 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery.
The man, who has chosen to remain anonymous, matched the Lotto 47 number drawn June 3 -- 04-24-27-29-30-36 -- to win the prize.
He bought his winning ticket at the Summit Party Store at 32139 Plymouth Road in Livonia.
"I’ve been playing the lottery religiously for about 25 years," he said. "I've won a little here and there, but never anything close to this.
"I stopped at the Summit Party Store on my way home from work and the clerk told me they sold a jackpot winner and I needed to check my tickets. I called my wife and told her to look the tickets over. All of a sudden, she just said 'Oh, my God!'"
As he drove home, he said he had trouble accepting the fact that he’d won $1.2 million.
"It’s just unbelievable to finally win such a huge prize after all these years," he said. "It’s truly shocking."
The man chose to receive his prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $760,000, rather than an annuity. He said he plans to invest his winnings.
"Winning won’t change who we are, but it gives us some breathing room," he said.
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