June 16 (UPI) -- A Michigan woman said she would not have been able to purchase the scratch-off lottery ticket that earned her a $1 million jackpot if a store clerk hadn't unlocked the closed door so she could shop.
The 52-year-old Saginaw County woman, who chose to remain anonymous, told Michigan Lottery officials she and a friend arrived at a store to find the doors were locked.
"My friend and I were on the way home for a bonfire and we needed to stop for a couple things," the player said. "We stopped at the Marion Springs General Store, but they must have just closed because the door was locked. We were standing at the door when a clerk came over to let us in."
The clerk allowed the woman and her friend to quickly shop for their items.
"We grabbed items for the night and picked up some lottery tickets. I got home and got the fire going and forgot all about the tickets for a couple days. When I finally scratched it off, I was so surprised to win $1 million," the woman recalled.
The woman said she plans to use the money as a cushion to make her life more comfortable.