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Man uses lottery winnings to buy last ticket on the roll, wins $300,000

Written by on March 17, 2023

A Michigan man used some of his lottery winnings to buy a store's last Bingo Blockbuster scratch-off ticket and scored a $300,000 prize. Photo courtesy of the Michigan Lottery

A Michigan man spent some of his $100 lottery winnings on the last $5 scratch-off ticket in a roll and ended up winning $300,000.

The 46-year-old Bay County man told Michigan Lottery officials he had his brush with lottery luck at the Southside Market store on Cass Avenue in Bay City.

I was at the store and bought two $30 tickets and won $100, so I used some of my winnings to purchase more tickets,” the player said. “I hardly ever play the Bingo games, but there was one left on the roll, so I decided to purchase it.”

The player said he skipped right to scratching off the barcode of the $5 Bingo Blockbuster ticket.

“I scratched the barcode and scanned it right away and got a message to file a claim. I scanned it a few more times and kept getting the same message, so I drove straight to the lottery office in Saginaw to find out what I’d won,” the man said. “When the lottery employee told me the ticket was a $300,000 winning ticket, I thought I had heard her wrong at first. It still doesn’t feel real as I’m sitting here claiming the prize!”

SOurce : UPI News

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