Man wins $1 million prize in Michigan Lottery - WNEM TV 5

Man wins $1 million prize in Michigan Lottery

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A Detroit man promised his wife “the best Christmas of her life.”


Because he had won $1 million playing Michigan Lottery’s Mega Millions game.

Michael Williams, 60, bought his winning ticket at a L&F Mini Mart in Detroit.

“A co-worker told me that the L&F market had sold a big winner for Friday’s Mega Millions drawing and I immediately went home to check my ticket,” Williams said. “When I saw I had matched five numbers, I screamed, oh my God!”

Williams kept the news about his lottery win quiet, wanting to surprise his wife with the check he got on Monday.

“I dropped little hints all weekend, but I don’t think she suspects that I won $1 million,” Williams said. “I am going to buy her a house for Christmas.”

After buying a new home, Williams said he plans to save the rest of his prize for retirement.

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