May 23 (UPI) -- A Michigan man who received a small bonus from work managed to win $300 from a casino and $300,000 from a scratch-off lottery ticket on the same day.
The 48-year-old Jackson County man told Michigan Lottery officials he and his wife decided to celebrate Sunday after receiving a small bonus at work.
"I got a little bonus from work Sunday, so my wife and I decided to celebrate by going to the casino," the man said. "On the way, we bought a couple scratch-off tickets."
"I scratched the tickets off but didn't look at them too closely," he said. "We ended up winning $300 at the casino, which we thought was great. I came across the tickets this morning and double checked them, and that's when I saw I had won $300,000. My first thought was: 'My house is paid for!'"
The 25th Anniversary Wild Time game, purchased from the TA Travel Center in Battle Creek, was a top-prize winner.
The man said he plans to use his winnings to pay off his house and buy a new car.