(CBS DETROIT) – A man from Oakland County is feeling blessed after winning $1.43 million from the Michigan Lottery.
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The 45-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought the winning ticket at a Shell gas station, located at 3950 East 10 Mile Road in Warren.
He matched the winning Lotto 47 numbers drawn Jan. 19: 07-12-19-30-43-47.
“I purchase a Lotto 47 ticket every time I stop for gas,” said the lucky player. “I was checking the numbers the day after the drawing when I realized I’d matched all of them. An overwhelming feeling came over me and I felt like I was dreaming.”READ MORE: Senate GOP Facing Criticism Following Insulin Cap Vote
He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time payment of about $992,000 rather than 30 annuity payments for the full amount.
“It still feels like this is all a dream, I am truly blessed,” the player said.
The player says with his winnings he wants to start a college fund for his children and save the rest.MORE NEWS: Chalking Tires Illegal, Judge Says, But Saginaw Gets Big Break
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