Michigan Lottery: Metro Detroit woman wins $1M Mega Millions prize

‘That is way too many zeros to be $1,000!’

Harper Woods, Mich. – Nikki Lawson was one of many to buy a Mega Millions ticket when the jackpot was so high. The only difference? She actually won something.

The 39-year-old from Harper Woods was shocked to see a $1 million prize pending on her Michigan Lottery account. Lawson matched the five white balls in the July 29 drawing to win a $1 million prize.

“I decided to buy a Mega Millions ticket because the jackpot was so high,” said Lawson. “The next day I saw an email from the Lottery notifying me that I’d won a prize. I logged in to my Lottery account to see what I’d won, assuming it was a $1,000 prize or a prize around that amount. When a pop-up came up showing $1 million, all I could think was: ‘That is way too many zeros to be $1,000!’ I started freaking out when I realized how much I’d won.”

Nikki Lawson recently visited the Lottery headquarters to claim her prize. She plans on purchasing a home and then saving the remainder.

Mega Millions drawings take place every Tuesday and Friday evening and tickets can be purchased online or at any of the Lottery’s 10,5000 retailers around the state.

For more information on the Michigan Lottery or the Mega Millions, you can visit their website here.

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Morgan is a Digital Editor and has been with WDIV since May of this year. She is also studying political science and communications at Wayne State University.