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Michigan man stops for gas and wins  million lottery
Michigan man stops for gas and wins  million lottery



A Michigan man stopped at a gas station in Saginaw to fill up his tank and bought a scratch-off ticket that won him $4 million. Photo courtesy of Michigan Lottery

July 8 (UPI) – A Michigan man stopped to fill up his gas tank and ended up winning $4 million on a scratch-off lottery ticket.

The 52-year-old Saginaw County man told Michigan Lottery officials that he stopped at the Fastline convenience store on State Street in Saginaw to get gas and decided to buy some scratch-off tickets.

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“I stopped to get gas and while I was in the store, I purchased two Ultimate tickets valued at $4,000,000,” the player said. “I scratched off the barcodes, scanned the first ticket and got a message telling me to make a claim. I scanned the ticket again and when that message appeared a second time, I thought the scanner was broken. I scanned the second ticket and that scanned correctly, so I wasn’t sure what was going on.”

The man said he didn’t realize what was happening until he finished scratching off the ticket.

“I went to my car to get gas and scratched off the ticket while I waited. It’s hard to describe the feeling I had when I saw the winning amount. I got in the car and screamed, ‘We just won $4 million,'” he said.

The winner said he wanted to use the prize money to purchase land and investments.

By Isla