"I got an email that said I won $100,000 in a lottery second chance game," the player said. "I thought it was from some college buddies who were playing a trick on me. Even after I talked to someone at the lottery, I was skeptical about everything. Now, sitting here holding a check, I know that it's very real!"
It turned out the player had used the Michigan Lottery app to scan a non-winning $300,000,000 Diamond Riches scratch-off ticket, which automatically entered him in the Sept. 28 drawing.
"I've been a Lottery player for a long time and I've won a little here and there, but you never think it will be you who wins the big one," he said. "I've dreamed about what this would be like, but never imagined it would be a reality."