Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Man ignores girlfriend's warnings about buying lottery and wins big

A Michigan man who ignored his girlfriend's warnings about playing the lottery has ended up $1 million richer. The man, who asked not to be named so family and friends won't come and obtain him...lol, bought the winning ticket in Livonia, Michigan, lottery officials said.
“I stopped to get gas and the pump didn’t print out a receipt so I grabbed a couple of $5 winning tickets and went inside the store. On my way in, my girlfriend told me not to buy any Lottery tickets, but I didn’t listen. I bought one 50X The Cash ticket and paid for it with my two $5 winners" the winner said. 

He decided to keep the ticket hidden from his girlfriend. The next morning, he scratched off the ticket while in the bathroom, only to find out he won the game’s largest prize of $1 million.
“I showed my ticket to my parents and neither of them believed me. We immediately went to the computer to look the game up online and read the instructions again. That’s when it finally started to sink in that I had won big,” He said.
He said he plays the lottery regularly, but never expected to be a big winner.
The man chose to take the prize’s lump sum of $634,517 after taxes, instead of a 30-year payout. He told the lottery he wants to take a vacation with the winnings before investing the rest.
“We’ve always wanted to go to Scotland, and this will give us the opportunity to do that,” he said. “Maybe next time my girlfriend won’t be as skeptical when I’m feeling lucky and want to buy a Lottery ticket.”

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