A Michigan resident unexpectedly secured a $4 million lottery windfall — after shopping for a ticket for a sport he did not initially wish to play.
The person, who has chosen to stay nameless (Michigan is considered one of eight states that permit winners to be nameless in the event that they win a specific amount), informed Lottery Post, a web site with lottery information, that he went to a fuel station final month intending to make use of $50 in winnings from a distinct sport to his most well-liked sport of alternative. However when it wasn’t obtainable, he chosen a $30 ticket from the “Millionaire’s Membership” scratch-off collection. The preliminary letdown was short-lived after the 54-year-old scratched the chosen ticket and found the coveted “$4MIL” notation beneath a successful image.
The “Millionaire’s Membership,” launched in February, has yielded over $61 million in prizes for winners, in accordance with the Michigan Lottery, with $96 million in whole prizes nonetheless up for grabs.
In different lottery information, nobody gained the Powerball jackpot on Monday, so the prize now stands at $1.2 billion for Wednesday evening’s drawing, making it the seventh highest jackpot within the sport’s historical past.