Michigan lottery winner scores $500K ticket at Livonia gas station

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A Wayne County man is waking up $500,000 richer after a lottery ticket purchased at a Livonia gas station gave him a winning combination. 

Choosing to remain anonymous following the winnings, the man scored the half-a-million price on the Michigan Lottery's Power 777 instant game. 

While he didn't know he would be winning big during his fateful visit to a Speedway gas station on Schoolcraft Road, he knew he could trust the number seven.

"I scratched this ticket off when I got back to my car, and I had to count the sevens on the ticket more than a few times.," said the 65-year-old. "I ended up scanning it with the Lottery app on my phone to confirm it was a winner. It’s just unbelievable to be holding a piece of paper worth $500,000."

From there, the man paid a visit to the lottery headquarters to claim his prize.

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Among the ways he said he'd spend the money, the man said he'd donate some to charity and share it with his family.

The Michigan Lottery says people have won $28 million playing the Power 777, which first launched in Sept. 2020. 

The winning options from the $5 ticket range from $5 to $500,000. The lottery says more than $2 million in prices remain.