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Need for car wash leads Michigan woman to $1M Mega Millions prize

Louise Adams scored a $1 million prize from a Mega Millions drawing thanks to her decision to get a car wash. Photo courtesy of the Michigan Lottery
Louise Adams scored a $1 million prize from a Mega Millions drawing thanks to her decision to get a car wash. Photo courtesy of the Michigan Lottery

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May 15 (UPI) -- A Michigan woman said her need for a car wash led to her winning a $1 million lottery prize from a Mega Millions drawing.

Louise Adams, 77, of Jackson, told Michigan Lottery officials she stopped at Kelly's Express Mart on Horton Road in Jackson because she needed to wash her car.

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"I play Mega Millions here and there, so when I stopped at the gas station to get a car wash, I decided to buy a ticket," Adams said.

Her ticket ended up matching the five white balls drawn in the March 26 drawing.

"A few days later, I looked up the winning numbers online and saw I'd matched five, but I didn't know how much I'd won. I took the ticket to a retailer, and the worker looked at it, wrote something on a piece of paper, and then slipped the paper across the counter to me. When I looked at it and saw $1 million written down, I was speechless! Winning truly feels like a miracle," Adams said.

The winner said she plans to share her windfall with her family.

"I still can't believe I won! All I have to say is thank goodness I decided to get a car wash that day, otherwise I wouldn't be here claiming $1 million," Adams said.

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