JACKSON, Mich. — A Jackson County man is counting his luck after winning $1 million in the Michigan Lottery’s Millionaire Maker II Instant Game.
He bought the winning ticket at the Marathon gas station on 4115 Lansing Ave. in Jackson.
But, the 66-year-old, who chose to remain anonymous, said he had to take more than one try at the game.
“I like to play the Millionaire Maker II game since the lowest prize you can win is $40,” he said, according to a release. “I bought one ticket and didn’t win, so I decided to buy one more. When I scratched the ticket saw I won $1 million, I was so overwhelmed, but in the best way.”
He received a one-time lump sum of $634,000 rather than annuity payments totaling $1 million, according to Michigan lottery officials.
He plans on traveling, paying bills and investing with his winnings.
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