Detroit man wins $1 million on Michigan Lottery scratch-off ticket

A Detroit man thought a scratch-off lottery ticket he bought was a $1,000 winner – it was a $1 million winner.

The 25-year-old man who chose to remain anonymous bought the Triple Million Michigan Lottery ticket at Corner Liquor Shoppe at 334 West Kennett Rd. in Pontiac.

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"I play instant games all the time," he said. "I scratched my Triple Million ticket and thought I’d won $1,000. I took the ticket back to the store I’d bought it at and had them check it. When the cashier told me it was a $1 million winner, I just stared in shock at my friend who was with me. I don’t have the words to describe the feeling that came over me!"

The man chose to receive the prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $693,000 rather than 30 annuity payments for the full amount. He plans to buy a home with the money.