(CBS DETROIT) – A Wayne County woman won $25,000 for life from playing the Michigan Lottery’s Lucky for Life game.

Winning ticket | Credit: Michigan Lottery

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Brenda Walker, 77, of Canton, bought her ticket at the Canton Mini Mart, located at 42421 Cherry Hill Road in Canton.

“I’ve played a special set of numbers made up of birth dates and other special dates for years,” said Walker. “Every night after the drawing I call the winning numbers hotline and check my ticket. When the numbers were read off, I recognized them right away and had to press the repeat option a few times to make sure I was hearing right.”

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She continued and said, “When it finally sank in, I jumped up in excitement and was filled with a warm, happy, and excited feeling. I am so thankful for this prize.”

Walker said that with her winnings she plans to purchase a new vehicle.

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To play Michigan Lottery’s Lucky for Life game, tickets can be purchased at Lottery retailers across the state and online at MichiganLottery.com.