Ogemaw County man wins $1.15M Lotto 47 jackpot: 'I dropped to my knees in tears'
A friendly nudge from a gas station clerk helped a Michigan man realize he'd won a big Michigan Lottery jackpot.
The Ogemaw County man, 62, had returned to a BP gas station in Rose City a few days after purchasing a Lotto 47 ticket when the clerk told him the store had sold a winning ticket worth $1.15 million and asked him if he'd recently bought one.
"I pulled the ticket out of my wallet and had her scan it," the man, who chose to remain anonymous, told the Michigan Lottery. "When a message came up saying to file a claim at the Lottery office, the clerk’s face lit up and she handed me a printout of the winning numbers. When I saw I’d matched them all, I dropped to my knees in tears. I feel so incredibly blessed!”
The man's ticket matched the numbers drawn Dec. 24 — 17-18-19-32-36-46. He purchased his ticket at the BP gas station located at 619 South Bennett St., about 40 miles southeast of Grayling.
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"I always purchase a Lotto 47 ticket when I stop at the gas station in the morning to get coffee," he told the Michigan Lottery.
With the money, he plans to pay bills, complete home renovations and invest.
This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Michigan Lottery: Ogemaw County man wins Lotto 47 jackpot