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Michigan man had to check his blood pressure after winning $1 million from scratch-off

55-year-old man won $1 million from scratch-off
55-year-old man won $1 million from scratch-off

A Michigan man who won $1 million in a scratch-off lottery game was so overwhelmed with excitement, he had to check his blood pressure.

The man, whose name was not released, won the prize after playing a $1,000,000 Extravaganza instant game that he bought at a Wesco gas station in Grant, about 30 miles north of Grand Rapids, the state lottery announced Friday.

When the 55-year-old realized he was holding a $1 million ticket, his heart began to race.

"I thought I was having a heart attack," he told lottery officials. "I went to my mom's house to show her the ticket, and when I walked in the door, she told me to sit down and took my blood pressure because I was bright red and shaking."

The man, who said he plays lottery games "here and there," said winning the top prize felt like a dream and that the money will make his life easier, and that he would spend some of his winnings on home improvements and helping those in need.

Instead of receiving annuity payments for the full amount, the man opted for a one-time lump sum payment of approximately $693,000.

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What is $1,000,000 Extravaganza?

The $1,000,000 Extravaganza game was launched by Michigan Lottery in September. Each $10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 to $1 million.

According to the Michigan Lottery, players have won over $15 million by participating in the $1,000,000 Extravaganza.

What are the odds of $1,000,000 Extravaganza?

The chances of winning $1,000,000 Extravaganza are one in 3.78.

There are still over $39 million in prizes available, including two top prizes of $1 million, 19 prizes of $20,000, and 74 prizes of $2,000.

Where can you buy lottery tickets?

Tickets can be purchased in person at gas stations, convenience stores and grocery stores. Some airport terminals may also sell lottery tickets.

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