“I have been playing this set of numbers since 1991 and have rarely missed a drawing,” the lottery winner reportedly told the statewide gaming board.
His winning numbers were 03-05-10-20-28-31, which he notably put down in the first row, according to an uploaded copy of his receipt.
The winner told Michigan Lottery that he toyed with the idea of “trying a new set of numbers” several times throughout his life but ultimately decided to keep playing the same set.
A Roscommon County man’s decision to keep playing the same set of numbers paid off when he won an $18.41 million Lotto 47 jackpot from the Michigan Lottery. (https://milotteryconnect.com/)
On June 23, the anonymous lottery player entered his winning numbers after he purchased a Lotto 47 ticket at Family E-Z Mart – a convenience store located at 567 East Houghton Lake Drive in Prudenville.
The numbers for Lotto 47’s “big prize” were drawn more than a month later on July 31, Michigan Lottery reports.
“I checked my numbers before I went to bed the night of the drawing. When I recognized the set of numbers, I checked my ticket over at least a dozen times. I was shocked,” the player told Michigan Lottery.
The player opted to claim his prize as a “one-time lump sum cash” payout and will reportedly receive around $11.7 million from the total jackpot.
According to Michigan Lottery, the winner said he will split some of his winnings with family and charitable causes.
“It still hasn’t sunk in that I won,” the player told the Michigan Lottery. “I am so glad I decided to stick with this set of numbers!”