MICHIGAN— It rarely pays to disregard your girlfriend’s advice, but a Michigan man did just that — and became a millionaire.
An anonymous Livonia, Mich. man went against his girlfriend’s wishes and decided to buy a scratch-off lottery ticket at a BP gas station.
“On my way in, my girlfriend told me not to buy any Lottery tickets, but I didn’t listen,” said the player, according to a Michigan Lottery news release.
Later the player found out he had won the million-dollar prize, according to the Michigan Lottery.
“I scratched the ticket in the bathroom and thought I was having a heart attack when I saw it was a $1 million winner,”
After checking with his parents and online to confirm, the player said it started to finally sink in.
“I play the Lottery pretty regularly and win a little here and there, but never thought I’d win $1 million!”
He’s not quite a millionaire, however, as he cashed out his ticket in Lansing, Mich. on June 3 and chose to accept his prize in a one-time sum of $634,517, the lottery said.
When asked what he was going to do with the money, the player said: “We’ve always wanted to go to Scotland, and this will give us the opportunity to do that.”
The player didn’t stop there; he went on to talk about his skeptical girlfriend as well.
“Maybe next time my girlfriend won’t be as skeptical when I’m feeling lucky and want to buy a Lottery ticket.”