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Anne Erickson

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What would you do if you won the Mega Millions?

A Grand Rapids woman recently scored $1 million playing the Mega Millions, and she’s planning some good ways to use the money.

Sumayyah Waver, 39, purchased her winning ticket at the Meijer store at 1997 East Beltline Avenue Northeast in Grand Rapids.

“I like to play a variety of Lottery games, so I purchased a few tickets when I was getting groceries,” Waver said in a statement. “About a week later, I checked the tickets. When I realized I’d won $1 million I was blown away!”

She says that she will use the money to pay off student debt and pay it forward.

“I am blessed with the people in my life and what I do for a living, so this will allow me to feel free and enjoy life even more,” she said.

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 erickson@WRIF.com and tweet at her @AnneErickson!