Weddings are expensive — unless you hit the lottery!
A Livingston County man claimed a $1 million prize from the Michigan Lottery this week on a scratch off ticket he bought the day after he and his wife got married.
“I bought the ticket the day after my wedding and gave it to my wife to scratch,” the player said. “When she revealed the ‘$1 MIL’ prize amount, we were in disbelief. We kept reading the instructions over and over again to make sure we really won. It was an exciting couple of days for us!”
The 57-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his winning ticket at Prudenville E-Z Mart, located at 2403 West Houghton Lake Drive in Prudenville. Prudenville is about 30 miles south of Grayling.
He chose to receive his prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $693,000, rather than annuity payments for the full amount. He plans to invest his winnings.
In 2022, Lottery players won more than $1.7 billion playing instant games, according to the Michigan Lottery.