An Oakland County man showed up to a family member’s home on Thanksgiving with a slightly unusual request. He needed to use their safe.
Earlier that day, the 64-year-old man had made a trip to the Kroger at 9741 Dixie Highway in Clarkston and purchased a Magnificent 7s instant Michigan Lottery ticket, according to the Michigan Lottery. He scratched the ticket in his car and discovered he’d won $2 million.
“When I saw I’d won $2 million, I went completely numb,” the man, who chose to remain anonymous, told the Michigan Lottery. “I drove straight to a family member’s house to have them look the ticket over and lock it in their safe. It’s safe to say I was feeling extra thankful this Thanksgiving!”
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He opted to receive a one-time lump sum payment of about $1.2 million instead of 30 annuity payments for the full amount.
He plans to use the money to buy a cottage.