According to reports, a man from Kent County had been wishing to win a significant amount from the lottery for quite some time. And finally, his dream came true when he won the Lotto 47 jackpot worth $8.75 million from the Michigan Lottery.
On August 19, a fortunate player who preferred to stay anonymous won the Lotto 47 draw by matching the winning numbers: 07-16-18-27-39-40. The 60-year-old winner had purchased the ticket from Paris Spirits & Wine, situated at 2871 East Paris Southeast in Kentwood.
The lottery player has been playing the game for years, hoping to hit the jackpot someday. When he checked his ticket on a Sunday morning, he couldn’t believe what he saw – all the numbers matched! Excited and overwhelmed, he immediately called his wife to double-check the ticket and make sure that he was not hallucinating.
“When I received the news that I had won, I was in disbelief. I immediately called my wife to confirm, and she too was shocked. In fact, she asked our son to check the ticket as well just to be sure. It was a moment of pure excitement and amazement for our family.”
After winning the grand prize, the lucky player paid a visit to the Lottery headquarters to claim his reward. Instead of opting for annuity payments, he decided to receive a one-time lump sum payment of approximately $6 million. He intends to use the money to renovate his home and invest in the future.
The player expressed that winning is a life-changing experience that feels surreal and amazing.