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Michigan man wins $21 million in lottery

Posted: 12:33 PM, Oct 25, 2017
Updated: 2017-10-25 16:33:21Z

A man from Waterford has won over $20 million in a Mega Millions jackpot. 

The drawing, which took place on Friday the 13th, was a lucky day for Kevin Blake of Waterford. Blake, 54, matched the five white balls and the Mega Ball drawn to win a share of the $42 million dollar jackpot. He had bought the winning ticket earlier that day at a 7 Eleven.

“I’ve played the same numbers for years, it didn’t even occur to me that it was Friday the 13th” said Blake. “For just about every Mega Millions drawing for as long as I can remember, I’ve gone to the same 7-Eleven and bought $5 in Mega Millions tickets. I always play some family birthdays and then I get a couple of Easy Picks.”

Blake’s winning ticket was one of two jackpot winning tickets bought for the Friday the 13th Mega Millions drawing. The other winning ticket was bought in Rhode Island. Blake says that he and his wife are planning to continue working and will use the money to pay off bills and invest the remainder for their retirement.