DETROIT (WJBK) - 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.