Canadian woman on vacation wins $1 million lottery in Michigan

- Pure Michigan. The land of lakes, beaches, trails -- and lottery winnings?

A Canadian woman will never forget vacationing here after she won $1 million playing Mega Millions.

Michelle Faysal, of Ontario, matched the numbers drawn on July 18 to get the $1 million prize. She bought her ticket at the BP gas station at Hall and Hayes roads in Macomb.

"My husband and I stopped for gas on our way to visit friends for our vacation," said Faysal. "I like playing the Lottery when I visit the states, but had never played Mega Millions before. The clerk explained the game to me and I bought five Easy Pick tickets.

"We were back in Canada when the drawing took place and I was overcome with joy when I saw I had won such a huge prize."

Faysal visited Lottery headquarters Monday to claim her big prize. With her winnings she plans to pay some bills, share some with family, and then save the remainder.

Her winning numbers were 08-12-23-51-73.

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