Oakland County man wins $2 million lottery jackpot

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Posted at 9:10 AM, Sep 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-15 09:12:01-04

OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. (WXYZ) — An Oakland County man won $2 million playing the Michigan Lottery's Hit the Jackpot instant game.

The player bought his winning ticket at the Speedway gas station located at Elizabeth Lake Road in Waterford Township.

"For years, I've stopped every Friday to buy instant tickets as a treat," said the player. "For whatever reason, I decided to give one $20 ticket a try that day.

"When I scratched the ticket off, I was so surprised, I thought I was going to have to change my pants!

The player chose to accept his prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $1.3 million rather than annuity payments for the full amount. With his winnings, he plans to buy a house, pay bills, and then invest the remainder.

"I thought this day would never come, but it's a real life changer," the player said.