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Mount Clemens gas station sells $4M, $500K winning lottery tickets

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Posted at 1:36 PM, Mar 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-21 13:36:19-04

LANSING, Mich. (WXYZ) — A Mount Clemens gas station might just be the luckiest place in Michigan.

The Marathon gas station on South Groesbeck Highway sold a $4 million Royal Millions winning ticket and a $500,000 Full of $500s winning ticket in less than a month.

Two Macomb County men claimed the big prizes. On Tuesday, a 48-year-old man won the $4 million prize playing the Royal Millions instant game.

"As soon as I saw I won $4 million, I called my wife to tell her," said the player. "Of course, she didn't believe me so I sent her a picture of the ticket. We're both excited and looking forward to a family vacation this summer and investing in our business."

Back in February, a 56-year-old man won $500,000 playing the Michigan Lottery's Full of 500s instant game.

"I buy tickets for new games when they come out," said the 56-year-old player. "I won $15 on a few Full of $500s tickets, so I decided to purchase two more with my winnings. I scratched the ticket while I was pumping gas and revealed the winning symbol. When I saw the prize amount was $500,000, I couldn't believe it. I texted my wife and said: 'Grandkids are coming over this weekend. P.S. I just bought a Lottery ticket and won big!'"

Lottery instant games may be purchased at 11,000 retailers across the state.

In 2018, Lottery players won more than $1 billion playing instant games.