Fuel Stop Afterthought Wins Man Rs 33 Crore Lottery Prize

An American man who bought lottery tickets as an afterthought at a gas station store, ended up winning a $4 million prize – that’s more than Rs 33 crore. The Michigan Lottery player, of Saginaw County, bought a couple scratch-offs at a FastLane on State Street and had a hard time believing his luck.
$4 million is the joint-highest prize on Michigan Lottery's Ultimate instant game. | Maridov

4 million is the joint-highest prize on Michigan Lottery's Ultimate instant game. | Maridov

KEY HIGHLIGHTS
  • A US man stopped at a gas station to fill his tank, and ended up winning a lottery prize worth over Rs 33 crore.
  • The Michigan Lottery player learned he had hit the jackpot after scratching off a ticket he purchased as an afterthought at FastLane.
  • The Ultimate instant game offers two prizes worth $4 million each.
An American man who bought lottery tickets as an afterthought at a gas station store, ended up winning a $4 million prize – that’s more than Rs 33 crore. The Michigan Lottery player, of Saginaw County, bought a couple scratch-offs at a FastLane on State Street and had a hard time believing his luck.
"I stopped to get gas and bought two $4,000,000 Ultimate tickets while I was in the store," he explained.
"I scratched the barcodes, scanned the first ticket, and got a message to file a claim. I scanned the ticket again, and when that message came up a second time, I thought the scanner was broken. I scanned the second ticket and that scanned correctly, so I wasn't sure what was going on."
According to a Michigan Lottery release, it wasn’t until he had finished scratching the ticket that he realised what had just happened.
"I went out to my car to pump gas and I scratched the ticket while I was waiting,” the player recalled.
“It's hard to describe the feeling when I saw the winning amount. I got in the car and yelled: 'We just won $4 million.'"
The winner said he plans to put aside his prize money for investments and buying land.
Although the state-run lottery doesn't disclose odds for specific prize tiers, its Ultimate instant game offered two top prizes of $4 million each, which makes it an extraordinary stroke of luck.
The overall odds of winning a prize on a recent game were 1 in 3.20.
"Players have won more than $11 million playing $4,000,000 Ultimate which launched in June," officials said. "Each $30 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $30 up to $4 million More than $148 million in prizes remain, including two $4 million top prizes, 165 $10,000 prizes, and 269 $3,000 prizes."
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