(WXYZ) — A Michigan man is half a million dollars richer after hitting the $500,000 prize on a holiday sparkle instant game.
The 37-year-old Arenac County man chose to remain anonymous, but bought his winning ticket at the Rich gas station, located at 320 S. Main St. Standish.
“I bought two Holiday Sparkle tickets, but never really imagined I would win big,” said the player. “I scratched the $500,000 winner first and thought my eyes were playing tricks on me!
“I looked it over a bunch of times, but I’m still in shock about it really. Once I deposit the check, it’ll finally feel real!”
He said he plans to pay bills and save the remainder.