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Michigan man didn't know he won $3.39M lottery jackpot for weeks

An unidentified man from Michigan found out weeks later that he had won $3.39 million playing the lottery. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/73fa3f5e5f759dc2be8e761a6710d3f1/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
An unidentified man from Michigan found out weeks later that he had won $3.39 million playing the lottery. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

May 19 (UPI) -- An unidentified man from Michigan was unaware that he had won a $3.39 million lottery jackpot for weeks.

The 45-year-old from Battle Creek is a regular player who buys $1 Lotto 47 tickets. He matched all five numbers in the winning drawing, which included 4, 6, 11, 17, 23 and 31.

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"I play Lotto 47 regularly and always buy one ticket for the drawing. Store clerks usually say, 'Just one?' and I always tell them, 'It only takes one to win,'" the man told lottery officials.

"I didn't realize I had won for a couple of weeks. I stack my tickets up and then my wife scans them on the app to see if we won. When she scanned this ticket, she told me we'd won but I was certain she was just joking with me. When she started crying, I knew it wasn't a joke at all," he continued.

The man choose to receive his winnings as a lump-sum payment of about $2.3 million. He said for now he will put the money in the bank and let the win sink in.

Recently, an unidentified Michigan Lottery player was unaware that he had won $242,256 until he came across some tickets in his wallet.

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