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Macomb County man plans to buy new home after winning $4M lottery jackpot

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Posted at 9:12 AM, Jul 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 09:12:29-04

(WXYZ) — A Macomb County man won $4 million playing the Michigan Lottery's $4,000,000 Cash instant game.

The player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his winning ticket at the 7-Eleven, located at 42950 Dequindre Rd. in Sterling Heights.

"When I scratched the ticket, I thought I had a $1,000 winner because I got a slip that said to contact the Lottery," said the 30-year-old player. "As I looked closer, I saw the '4MIL' symbol and I almost passed out."

The player chose to accept his prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $2.5 million rather than annuity payments for the full amount. With his winnings, the player plans to buy a new home and then invest the remainder.