Michigan man who lost everything in flood wins $2 million from scratch off lottery ticket
A year after losing everything in a flood, a Michigan man won $2 million from a scratch off lottery ticket, according to lottery officials. The 29-year-old man, who decided to stay anonymous, bought the ticket at a grocery store in Midland.
“When I saw I had a match, I thought: ‘Great, I won my money back!’ When I saw I had actually won $2 million, I couldn’t stop shaking.”
Each Lucky 7’s $20 ticket offers players a chance to win from $20 to $2 million. Four $2 million prizes remained as of Friday.
The man won $10,000 a few years ago and thought that was his once-in-a-lifetime shot. Now, he’s $1.3 million richer, after opting to receive his winnings as a one-time lump sum. He plans to pay bills with the money and save the remainder.
“Knowing my kids will be taken care of is the best feeling in the world,” he said.