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Michigan man multiplies winnings to $5 million

Apr 17, 2015, 11:20 am

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Winner says he plans on investing the money for his retirement

Adding the $1 Megaplier option to a Mega Millions play turned a $1-million prize into $5 million for a Michigan man.

David Kalanik of Milford, Michigan, stopped at the City Liquor store on West Eight Mile Road in Farmington Hills to purchase a Mega Millions easy pick with the Megaplier option, according to a news release from the Michigan Lottery.

His ticket matched the five white balls drawn April 3 — 10, 36, 47, 63, and 74 — good for a $1-million prize. Thanks to the Megaplier option, his prize was multiplied by five for a $5-million prize. The only number he didn't get was the Mega Ball, which would have put his winnings at $25 million.

"I checked my ticket the morning after the drawing and just sat there in disbelief," Kalanik said. "I called my wife in to confirm I had won because I just couldn't believe my eyes."

At first, Kalanik's wife thought he was playing a late April Fool's Day joke until she took a closer look.

"We were both elated. The winning numbers were on the top line of the ticket and I didn't even bother to check the rest of the numbers," said Kalanik.

"I don't always play Mega Millions, but when I do I add the Megaplier. Having a shot at winning a multimillion-dollar prize is the reason I like to play."

Kalanik, 54, took a week to meet with a financial adviser before coming to lottery headquarters last Friday to claim his prize. He plans to invest his newfound wealth for his retirement.

"We plan to continue living the way we always have. Winning won't change our lives, but will help us be more comfortable," said Kalanik.

Mega Millions drawings take place each Tuesday and Friday evening. Each Mega Millions play is $1. For an additional $1 per play, players have the opportunity to add a "Megaplier" that can multiply non-jackpot prizes by up to five times.

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Posted: April 17, 2015, 11:35 am - IP Logged

Congrats to David Kalanik on your win and smart plans for your future.

Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is a Mystery, Today is a gift that's why it's called the PRESENT! (c8

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    Posted: April 17, 2015, 12:00 pm - IP Logged

    And the Megaball was 2....WTG winner!

    369 1009 1109 1099 110/011/101 

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      Posted: April 17, 2015, 12:56 pm - IP Logged

      Puke Another winner forced to go public in Michigan.Confused

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        Posted: April 17, 2015, 1:10 pm - IP Logged

        Winner Winner Chicken Dinner Cheers

        "You have to be in it to win it!"

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          Posted: April 17, 2015, 3:10 pm - IP Logged

          Congrats to David Kalanik on his $5 million dollar win! Cheers

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            Posted: April 17, 2015, 3:21 pm - IP Logged

            Puke Another winner forced to go public in Michigan.Confused

            I would guess that David and his wife are very happy about their win.  Congratulations!

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              Posted: April 17, 2015, 3:30 pm - IP Logged

              Puke Another winner forced to go public in Michigan.Confused

              Do you think anyone will recognize him from the picture of his ticket? Disapprove

               * you don't need to buy every combination, just the winning ones * 

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                Posted: April 17, 2015, 5:29 pm - IP Logged

                Best $20 investment in his life.  Congratulations!

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                  Posted: April 17, 2015, 5:29 pm - IP Logged

                  Ticket looks good. Must have been stashed in the wallet because you can see where it got folded. Quick Pick!

                  That money's gone fo ever

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                    Posted: April 17, 2015, 7:47 pm - IP Logged

                    NICE WIN!

                     

                    Cheers

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                      Posted: April 17, 2015, 8:34 pm - IP Logged

                      "We plan to continue living the way we always have. Winning won't change our lives, but will help us be more comfortable," said Kalanik.

                       

                       

                      Congratulations to them!

                       

                      It will be very hard for them to, "We plan to continue living the way we always have", when everyone knows about the win. They will need to be very strong and be able to say NO!

                       

                      This is why  anonymity should be an option for all winners.

                      We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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                        Posted: April 17, 2015, 9:47 pm - IP Logged

                        Congratulations David Hurray!

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                          Posted: April 18, 2015, 12:58 am - IP Logged

                          Wonder if he spent that much every draw. That's a lot for a 25mill jackpot.

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                            Posted: April 18, 2015, 1:25 am - IP Logged

                            Congratulation to Mr Kalanik, on your Mega Millions when. Party