82-year-old Detroit woman wins $1M Mega Millions prize

Posted at 3:51 PM, Aug 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-07 15:51:37-04

An 82-year-old woman in Detroit is $1 million dollars richer.

Rochell Whitaker matched the five white balls on July 24. She bought her ticket at Dynasty Liquor on Puritan Street in Detroit.

"The morning after the drawing I was watching the news and they flashed the numbers on the screen," said Whitaker. "I remember thinking to myself: 'I got this!' Turns out, I was right! It feels great to win! I'm always hopeful that I'll win, but it's not something I expected would ever happen!"

Whitaker visited Lottery headquarters on Monday to claim the big prize. She plans to share her winnings with her family.