A Michigan resident almost fainted after figuring out that he won $4 million. As he scratched off his $30 instant lottery ticket, he believed that his prize would be $1,000. He had a shock when he noticed a '4MIL' symbol.
"When I scratched the ticket, I thought I had a $1,000 winner because I got a slip that said to contact the Lottery," he explained. "As I looked closer, I saw the '4MIL' symbol, and I almost passed out."
The winner from Macomb County decided to stay anonymous when talking with lottery officials at the Lottery office in Lansing. He opted for taking the net lump sum payout of around $2.5 million. The ticket was bought at the 7-Eleven store in Sterling Heights, Dequindre Road.
The lucky winner is now planning to buy a new home and invest the rest of his winning.
Curiously, this same week another Macomb County resident caught a lucky break. The second winner stopped to check tires, and the winning came as a shock too.
"I stopped to put air in my wife's truck tire, and I needed some change for the machine," the other player shared with te lottery officials. "I went in to get change and asked for a $10 Lucky 7's ticket. The shop assistant gave me the $20 ticket by mistake."
At assistant realized his mistake and offered to swap it for the lottery ticket the customer was after in the first place, but something pushed him to keep the card. He was pleased he didn't stick to his first choice since the error gave him the top prize of $2 million. Now he wants to buy a new home and save the rest of his winning.