Man wins $21 million on Friday the 13th playing Michigan Lottery

Posted at 1:18 PM, Oct 25, 2017

Who says Friday the 13th is unlucky? For one Michigan man, the day shrouded in superstition gave him quite the treat. 

Kevin Blake, 54, of Waterford won half of the $42 million Mega Millions jackpot, according to a news release from the Michigan Lottery. 

Blake reportedly bought the ticket that same day at a 7-Eleven on Airport Road. The winning numbers were 02-07-18-26-31, Mega Ball: 12.

“I’ve played the same numbers for years, it didn’t even occur to me that it was Friday the 13th,” stated Blake in a news release. “For just about every Mega Millions drawing for as long as I can remember, I’ve gone to the same 7-Eleven and bought $5 in Mega Millions tickets. I always play some family birthdays and then I get a couple of Easy Picks.”

Blake and his wife opted to receive the $21 million as one lump sum, according to the Michigan Lottery. 

“We’re both planning to continue working and will use this to pay off bills and then invest the remainder for our retirement. It’s great to know that the stress of worrying about our financial future is over.”