Wayne County man stumbles into $2M lottery ticket

- A Wayne County man was in the right place at the right time and played the right game - likely much to the chagrin of another man in the same place at the same time and playing the same game.

The Wayne County man was at a Brownstown store on Telegraph and made a gamble.

"I was in Discount Tobacco and watched a guy scratch off a few $2,000,000 Jackpot instant game tickets," said the player. "I asked the guy playing if he minded if I bought a couple tickets. He told me to go ahead because he hadn't been having any luck."

That was a life-changing moment for the anonymous winner.

"I bought two tickets and scratched them off and the guy was just as stunned as I was that I'd hit a $2 million prize. He told me he was happy for me, but I imagine that probably stung a little bit."

Then the 51-year-old had to go home to share the big news with his wife.

"I had to convince her I wasn't joking," said the player. "Once I finally did that, we both kept saying how stunned we were."

He claimed his prize on Tuesday and said he plans to pay off his home, buy a new truck, share with his church, and then save the remainder.

"Winning makes everything just a little easier and takes a lot of weight off my back," the player said.

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