"I have been playing the $6,000,000 Jackpot game a lot, so when I learned there was a second chance component to the game, I figured I might as well give it a try," said the player, who wished to remain anonymous. "I got an email from the lottery one day informing me that I'd won a $100,000 prize in the second chance drawing and I thought it was a joke."
Instead of a joke, he may be laughing all the way to the bank.
"I called the Lottery to confirm that the email was a scam, which is when I found out I had really won," he said. "I was shocked! Winning still doesn't seem real and I don't think it will sink in for a while."
Perhaps there's something uncanny going on in the lottery in the Mitten State, after a man from Shelby Township, on the shores of Lake Michigan, claimed a $25,000 a year for life lottery prize earlier this month after forgetting about his winning ticket -- twice.
"I buy a Lucky For Life ticket every Monday," 70-year-old Floyd Warstler said. "About a month after the drawing, I realized I'd never checked this ticket, so I scanned it while I was at the store," and he clearly is lucky for life now.