A Pontiac liquor shop cashier gave a Detroit man quite the shock when they checked his Michigan Lottery instant ticket, according to the Michigan Lottery.
The 25-year-old man purchased a Triple Million instant ticket at the Corner Liquor Shoppe at 334 West Kennett Road and later returned to have a cashier check it because he thought it was a winner.
That’s when the cashier told him he’d won a much bigger prize than he was expecting.
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“I play instant games all the time,” the player told the Michigan Lottery. “I scratched my Triple Million ticket and thought I’d won $1,000. I took the ticket back to the store I’d bought it at and had them check it. When the cashier told me it was a $1 million winner, I just stared in shock at my friend who was with me. I don’t have the words to describe the feeling that came over me!”
The man, who chose to remain anonymous, recently claimed his prize and opted to receive a one-time lump payment of about $693,000 instead of 30 annuity payments for the full amount.
He plans to use the money to purchase a home.
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