The 37-year-old Jackson County man, who chose to remain anonymous, recently made an unusual decision to purchase a $30 Royal Millions
instant ticket at a Meijer store at 3333 East Michigan Avenue in
Jackson, according to the Michigan Lottery. I usually buy $5 instant
games, but saw the red, shiny ticket and decided to try my luck," the
man told the Michigan Lottery. "I scratched the bar code and scanned it,
and the machine said to call the Lottery. I figured I won $1,000."
However, when he got home, he revealed the rest of the ticket, along with a $4 million prize.
"I scratched the rest when I got home and screamed so loud when I saw it was a $4 million winner!" he told the Michigan Lottery.The man
opted to receive a one-time lump sum payment of about $2.5 million
instead of annuity payments for the full amount.
He told the Michigan Lottery he plans to buy a new home and car with the winnings and save the rest.