Traffic Jam Leads to a $2M Jackpot for a West Michigan Man
Being stuck in a traffic jam is one of those things that you would put in the 'Life's Annoyances' category but somehow that managed to be one of the greatest things to happen for a West Michigan man.
According to a news release from the Michigan Lottery, a 56-year-old man from Newaygo County was on his way back to work from a delivery when he saw that traffic was backed up on Main St. in Fremont. So instead of wasting time sitting in it, he decided to pull over at the B.P. gas station to get a couple scratch-off's. He told lottery officials:
As the clerk was getting my tickets, the sun hit the front of the 100X The Cash ticket just right and it sparkled and caught my eye, so I asked for one of those too.
And just as fate would have it, that sun-beaming ticket was a winner. $2 million to be exact.
The funniest part of the story is that when he went home to tell his wife the good news she made him go back to the gas station to verify that he actually had won.
The man, who chose to remain anonymous, received the lump-sum of $1.3 million. He plans on paying bills, buying a new car, and saving the rest for retirement. Not so bad if you ask me.
100X The Cash tickets launched in December 2018 and costs $20. People have a chance to win anywhere from $20 to $2 million.