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Kalamazoo mart customer holds $36M lottery ticket

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A regular lottery customer of a gas station market in Kalamazoo, Mich., holds the winning Mega Millions ticket for a $36 million jackpot, the store owner said Monday.

Citgo One Stop Mart owner Kaushik Patel said his southwest Michigan store sold the winning ticket last week in Friday night's multistate game drawing.

Patel said the man, who hasn't been identified, came to the store Saturday to check his tickets but the machine didn't process. He went home, checked online and discovered his numbers matched.

Then, Patel said, the customer called him to say he — and the store — were winners. Patel congratulated him and now looks forward to promoting it.

"It's good for the store," said Patel. "It's good for the business — we sell more tickets."

Patel said the customer spends $50 to $60 weekly on the Mega Millions' Tuesday and Friday drawings.

Lottery spokeswoman Andi Brancato said Monday morning the winner has not yet contacted the state. She said he must schedule an appointment with lottery officials in Lansing to confirm he holds the winning ticket and collect the money.

Mega Millions winners have one year from the drawing date to contact lottery officials.

The winning numbers were six, 13, 33, 34 and 42. The Mega Ball was 25. The ticket matched all numbers and the Mega Ball.

AP

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dpoly1's avatar - driver
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Posted: June 16, 2010, 12:42 pm - IP Logged

I would imagine that someone from  Michigan could use a MM win .......... given the fact that the unions have ruined the economy there.

Best wishes to the winner !

I am hoping for Powerball win for PA ........... ME !

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    Posted: June 16, 2010, 12:52 pm - IP Logged

    Patel said the customer spends $50 to $60 weekly on the Mega Millions' Tuesday and Friday drawings.

    Sounds like this guy played the way I play when the jackpot is over $200M.  I guess if you're playing to win the jackpot size shouldn't change your strategy because the odds of winning doesn't change with the jackpot size.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Posted: June 16, 2010, 8:55 pm - IP Logged

      I would imagine that someone from  Michigan could use a MM win .......... given the fact that the unions have ruined the economy there.

      Best wishes to the winner !

      I am hoping for Powerball win for PA ........... ME !

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      DisapproveSorry, to break the news but not only Michigan can use a $36M hit so can Pa., NY,Fla,NJ,and ETC.......Hurray!Dance

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        Posted: June 17, 2010, 2:28 am - IP Logged

        $50 to $60 a week???? WHEEEW!!

        "...a chance to push everything aside, the circumstances that've controlled our lives, and do it our way now. Good, bad or otherwise. You'll maybe get lost in it, tied up in it a little bit, but if you work your way through that the real you shows up, I think. Maybe what's at your core deep down, maybe that comes out. Maybe that's what it's about." Mike Pace 

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          Posted: June 17, 2010, 8:00 am - IP Logged

          $50 to $60 a week....dang, if he has that much cash available to put in the lottery, he surely isn't hurting or needing money from the win.

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            Posted: June 17, 2010, 2:50 pm - IP Logged

            $50 to $60 a week....dang, if he has that much cash available to put in the lottery, he surely isn't hurting or needing money from the win.

            Yet, there is jackpot winning precedence to this method ... though I think previously southern net multi-millionaire, later massive jackpot winner Jack Whittaker spent apx. $100/week (on Powerball).  I presume he stopped spending this amount after his big jackpot cash value receival.

            Anyway, congratulations to the owner(s) of this jackpot winning ticket. Patriot

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              Posted: June 18, 2010, 7:25 am - IP Logged

              great phrase...........The machine didn't process.......

              Looks like some of these stores need to get on the ball.......if the machine didn't work then the clerks would have to take the tickets and process them and who knows where those unprocessed tickets would end up......

              I can see the machine getting unplugged and the clerk saying "here give me the ticket..(pretends to scan ticket)............well it's not a winner"..........(clerk keeps the ticket to cash later someplace else !!!!!!!)......oh well...........beaudad....

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                Posted: June 18, 2010, 5:23 pm - IP Logged

                $50 to $60 weekly makes it around $3000 a year. I'm spending $50 to $60 only when jackpot is over 300 mil.

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                  Posted: June 18, 2010, 6:42 pm - IP Logged

                  Michigan peoples hit the Mega Millions a lot in Michigan. Michigan person should hit the Powerball in Michigan. So it will be the first in Michigan.  Still I don't play a lot but I play Powerball now and Mega Millions.  When jackpot is really big. I play.

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                    Posted: June 21, 2010, 8:45 pm - IP Logged

                    Michigan peoples hit the Mega Millions a lot in Michigan. Michigan person should hit the Powerball in Michigan. So it will be the first in Michigan.  Still I don't play a lot but I play Powerball now and Mega Millions.  When jackpot is really big. I play.

                    Maybe he is playing in a family pool.  Lets say 10 people putting $5 each for every draw.  When you play multiple tickets your chances of winning increase big time.   But you tend to loose more in the short run.  I guess i'm cheap, but i can't stomach losing $50-$60 per drawing.  I have seen many people hitting second prizes and jackpots for powerball and mega millions with $1 quick pick.  I can't visualize winning when i bet more than $5.