Michigan woman wins $4.5 million in Lotto 47 after playing for years
STERLING HEIGHTS, MI – Persistence finally paid off for a Michigan woman. She won $4.5 million playing the Michigan Lottery’s Lotto 47 game.
The lucky player from Macomb County near Detroit, who chose to remain anonymous, matched all six numbers drawn Wednesday, October 14, 2015 to win the big prize. She bought her winning ticket at the CVS Pharmacy, located at 43611 Schoenherr Road in Sterling Heights.
“I’ve been buying Lottery tickets at the CVS for years, and can’t believe I finally got a jackpot winner,” said the player. “Each day on a break from work, my friend and I would go to the CVS to purchase tickets.”
The player realized she was the jackpot winner on Thursday afternoon during her usual trip to CVS to purchase tickets.
“We went to the store on our break like we always do. I asked the clerk to print the winning numbers. When I saw my ticket matched all six numbers I started screaming, crying and celebrating with my friend.”
Once they left the CVS, the player called her husband to tell him they had just become millionaires.
“He thought I was kidding. When he realized we had won $4.5 million he was in shock.”
The player chose to receive her jackpot prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $2.9 million rather than an annuity.
With her winnings, the player plans to pay off her family’s bills, pay for college for her children, and take a family vacation.
“Winning the jackpot has been absolutely crazy, I think I’ve been shaking ever since I found out I won. We have three college-aged children, and knowing that we can pay for their education expenses without sinking into debt is such a burden lifted off our shoulders,” the player said.
About Lotto 47:
Each Lotto 47 play is $1. Players select six numbers from one to 47 for a chance to win a jackpot starting at $1 million and that grows until someone wins it. For an additional $1 per game, players may add EZMatch to their ticket for a chance to win up to $500 instantly. Lotto 47 drawings take place on Wednesday and Saturday at 7:29 p.m. Tickets may be purchased until 7:08 p.m. on the day of the drawing.
Edward Pevos is the Mlive entertainment reporter for Detroit and Southeast Michigan. You can follow him on Twitter @PaparazzoPevos
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A Warren couple wasted no time coming forward to collect their $3.4 million Classic Lotto 47 fortune on Friday, October 5.
The couple had the sole winning ticket from the Classic Lotto 47 drawing on
They purchased their winning ticket from Meijer Gas Station #237 located at 29585 Mound Rd. in Warren.
The anonymous winners said the first thing they would do with their multi-million dollar fortune was help their family, then they would splurge a little on themselves and jet-set off to Italy!
Opting for a one-time lump sum payment of $2,173,112, these winners took home a check for $1,537,478 after paying 25 percent in federal taxes and 4.25 percent in taxes to the state of Michigan.
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