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Army vet uses last 4 quarters to buy lottery ticket, wins $1.3M jackpot

Michigan LotteryMichigan Lottery: Army vet uses last 4 quarters to buy lottery ticket, wins $1.3M jackpot

A man who used his last four quarters to buy a lottery ticket at a Macomb County, Michigan, market won a $1.3 million Classic Lotto 47 jackpot, according to the Michigan Lottery.

The winner, whose name, age and hometown weren't released, is an Army veteran whose has been disabled since 2009 with a back injury, lottery officials said in a press release. The jackpot came at just the right time to help the man deal with undisclosed family issues and to help his four children, the press release said.

"This is a direct blessing from God," he was quoted as saying in the press release. "Now everybody will be okay."

The man bought the ticket at Towns Mart, at 13200 32 Mile Road, in Washington Township, near Romeo.

A day after buying the ticket, the man returned to the store to check the numbers.

"I got weak in the knees while I was standing at the counter, after he (the retailer) told me I had matched all six numbers," the winner said in the press release.

Thanks to Aluckygal for the tip.

Detroit Free Press, Lottery Post Staff

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February 6, 2012
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Posted: October 31, 2012, 6:25 pm - IP Logged

That is freaking awesome. Like I said, sometimes you just have to take a chance and roll the dice. 

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    Posted: October 31, 2012, 6:27 pm - IP Logged

    Willing to bet it was the ever popular QP.  Banana

    Good for him, 4 children is a lot of mouths to feed.

    No tricks for him 2-nite. Pumpkin

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      Member #133462
      September 30, 2012
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      Posted: October 31, 2012, 6:43 pm - IP Logged

      How can you not be happy for this man and his family?



      "Everything works  ONCE!"

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        Posted: October 31, 2012, 7:12 pm - IP Logged

        How can you not be happy for this man and his family?



        these are the stories I like to see..Huge congrats!

        "No matter how bad things may get, I'd like to thank my middle finger

        for always sticking up for me.."


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          Posted: October 31, 2012, 7:18 pm - IP Logged

          Finally some  good news. Brings a tear to my eye.

          Blue Angel  "if you can hold it in your mind, you can hold it in your hand"

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            Posted: October 31, 2012, 7:38 pm - IP Logged

            In this article, Mr. "Jackpot Winner" Michigan said:  "Now everybody will be okay."

            I say, I hope immediate family enjoys these Net monies for a few years -- Big Congratulations; a hope inspiring lottery win story!

            Pumpkin Bat Group Hug

            Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!


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              October 13, 2005
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              Posted: October 31, 2012, 7:42 pm - IP Logged

              Like true believers always say. He (God) may not always come when you want to...but he is always on time! Congrats to the lucky winner. I hope he uses the money wisely. 1.3 million is not a mega jackpot but it's a whole lot more than 4 quarters. It should be enough to get back on his feet but he is no where set for life. Especially after taxes. It will just may life a little more comfortable.Cheers

              "We make a living by what you get, You make a LIFE by what you give!"

                                                                             Sir Winston ChurchillSun Smiley

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                Posted: October 31, 2012, 8:13 pm - IP Logged

                Big congrats to the winner!-weshar75

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                  Posted: October 31, 2012, 9:03 pm - IP Logged

                  Congrats to the winner!  Very nice return on Four Quarters............(Heck that won't even buy a Coke out of a vending machine these days.)

                    rdgrnr's avatar - walt
                    Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
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                    Posted: October 31, 2012, 9:25 pm - IP Logged

                    Glad to see a vet win, especially one who really needs it.

                    God Bless him.







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                      sully16's avatar - sharan
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                      Posted: October 31, 2012, 9:28 pm - IP Logged

                      Awesome story, congrats and enjoy.

                      Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                      For a lead role in a cage?


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                        Posted: October 31, 2012, 9:37 pm - IP Logged

                        Yeah, I really enjoy these kind of stories. Kinda warms the heart.

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                          Posted: October 31, 2012, 9:40 pm - IP Logged

                          This Man deserves all of this. Heart warming story..                           Thanks Veteran.....




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                            Posted: October 31, 2012, 10:22 pm - IP Logged

                            Great lottery winner story! Congrats to the winner. God bless him and his family.