The body of a 69-year-old who won a $2 million lottery was found in a Michigan river, reports say

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A man purchases New York State Lottery tickets for the $400 million Powerball lottery in New York's financial district February 19, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

The body of a man who won the lottery over a decade ago was found in a Michigan river and recovered by local authorities last week, according to reports.

Leroy Fick's body was discovered in the Tittabawassee River on June 5. The police said that it doesn't appear that suspicious activity was connected to his death, Saginaw and Bay City News reported.

The 69-year-old of Auburn, Michigan, won about $2 million in the “Make Me Rich!” lottery in 2010. He received a lump sum of nearly $1 million after taxes, local news reported. Fick was also featured in a television show - TLC's "Lottery Changed My Life."

Just two years after his lottery win, Fick reportedly blew his fortune after spending his money on rebuilding a new residence, a sports car, and purchasing fireworks, according to Saginaw and Bay City News.

As WDIV-TV reported, he was charged in 2012 for having illegal fireworks. He is also known for continuing to receive government assistance after winning the lottery.

The actions of Fick and a fellow $1 million lottery winner led to Michigan officials changing the law, mandating that the state lottery provide information of those who win over $1,000 to the Department of Human Services, according to reports.

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