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Woman wins $1.2M after playing same lotto numbers for a year

A 51-year-old Oakland County, Mich., woman won a $1.2 million Lotto 47 jackpot after using the same set of numbers to play the game online each week for a year. File Photo by Robert Lessmann/Shutterstock
A 51-year-old Oakland County, Mich., woman won a $1.2 million Lotto 47 jackpot after using the same set of numbers to play the game online each week for a year. File Photo by Robert Lessmann/Shutterstock

Sept. 10 (UPI) -- A Michigan woman won a $1.2 million jackpot from a lottery drawing after reliably playing the same set of numbers every week for a year.

The 51-year-old Oakland County woman told Michigan Lottery officials she started playing Lotto 47 about a year ago.

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"I have played Lotto 47 online for about a year," said the player. "I always play the same numbers and I always play them online."

The woman's persistence paid off when her numbers, 05-06-11-36-40-47, won the jackpot in the Aug. 18 drawing.

"When I checked the results, I saw someone had won but didn't even think it could have been me. When I looked a little closer, the numbers seemed familiar. When I verified in my account that I was the winner I was shocked. I'm still shocked," she said.

The woman said she plans to use her winnings to share with family, take a vacation and save for retirement.

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