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A Mid-Michigan woman is $1 million richer, after striking it rich in the lottery.

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Carmen Dolan, of Ovid in Shiawassee County, won $1 million playing Powerball.

She bought her ticket at the Burton Corner’s Party store, located at 6007 West Main Street in Owosso back in April.

“I checked my ticket about three weeks after the drawing at a self-scanner,” said Dolan. “I really didn’t know what I had until the clerk told me it was a big winner. When she said it was a $1 million winner, I couldn’t believe it!”

While many people would quietly tuck the ticket away and head home, Dolan finished her shopping before going to her car and calling her husband.

“When I called my husband, he was happy to hear I was still at the store because he needed me to grab a few things,” said Dolan. “After he told me what he needed, we hung up and I went back inside the store. I didn’t end up telling him the good news until I got home.”

The couple kept the ticket in a safe deposit box while they researched financial options. They claimed their prize on Friday.

The couple still hasn’t decided how they will spend their money, but said it won’t change who they are.

“We’ve always lived within our means, and still will. This money will help us live a little more comfortably,” Dolan said.

You can catch the Powerball drawings live right here on TV5 news right before our 11 p.m. news.

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