MI man felt "numb" after learning he won $1 million - WNEM TV 5

MI man felt "numb" after learning he won $1 million

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A Michigan man said he felt “numb” after checking his Powerball ticket and learning he had won $1 million.

Jeff Sheathelm, 52, from Pickney in Livingston County, matched the five white balls in the Jan. 9 Powerball drawing.

He bought his winning ticket at the Pilot Travel Center, located at 750 Baker Road in Dexter.

“I was at home working when I saw on Facebook a winning ticket had been sold at the Pilot Travel Center in Dexter,” said Sheathelm. “When I saw I had matched five numbers I went numb.

“I took a picture of the ticket and sent it to my girlfriend and asked her to call me so I could verify I was seeing everything right.”

Sheathelm said when his girlfriend confirmed the good news, the excitement started to set in.

“It was just me and the cat at home, so I didn’t have anyone to celebrate with but I sure was excited,” said Sheathelm.

Sheathelm plans to start college funds for his children, buy a new boat, take a hunting trip out West, and invest the remainder.

“I love my job and going to work every day so I’ll keep working for a while, but it’s nice to know I have a more comfortable retirement to look forward to,” Sheathelm said.

The Powerball drawings take place at 10:59 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays, you can catch the drawings right here on WNEM TV5.

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