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Anne Erickson


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Winning $1 million is extremely exciting, so it makes sense that a Michigan man who scored a cool million playing a scratch-off lottery was so stoked that he left a gas station with the gas pump still in his car.

The anonymous man told the Michigan Lottery, “Winning Millions has been my favorite Lottery game since it came out. I stopped at Speedway to get gas and decided to get a ticket while I was there. I started scratching the ticket while my gas was pumping.”

He added, “When I saw I’d matched the number 14 and then revealed the $1 million amount underneath, I started yelling: ‘Are you kidding me?!’”

Thankfully, gas stations are often constructed so that the pump just breaks away in a situation like this, so no major damage occurred.

The winner claimed his prize in a one-time, lump-sum payment of about $634,517. Nice!

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Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at and tweet at her @AnneErickson!