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Phone call from store clerk alerts man to $4.3M lottery win

A phone call from a store clerk alerted a Michigan man to the fact that his Lotto 47 ticket was worth $4.3 million. Photo courtesy of the Michigan Lottery
A phone call from a store clerk alerted a Michigan man to the fact that his Lotto 47 ticket was worth $4.3 million. Photo courtesy of the Michigan Lottery

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Feb. 26 (UPI) -- A Michigan man received a phone call from a clerk at the store where he purchased his lottery tickets the previous day to tell him he had won $4.37 million.

The 71-year-old Wexford County man told Michigan Lottery officials he stopped at the Amvets Post 110 on West Cass Street in Cadillac to buy some tickets.

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"I bought five Lotto 47 tickets while I was at Amvets," the player said. "The next day, I got a call from the worker who sold me the tickets, telling me to check mine because they had sold a jackpot winner. I looked up the winning numbers and then looked over my ticket and sure enough, I was the big winner! I'm still in disbelief!"

The man's ticket, bearing the numbers 08-23-26-31-36-40, had scored the $4.37 million jackpot in the Jan. 20 drawing.

The player chose to receive his winnings as a lump sum of about $3 million. He said he plans to use the money to save for retirement.

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