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Michigan man wins $1 million on mistake lottery ticket

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Posted: June 3, 2016, 12:34 am - IP Logged

"If the lotto machine prints a mistake, then the mistake you must take!"

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

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    Posted: June 3, 2016, 7:12 am - IP Logged

    "If the lotto machine prints a mistake, then the mistake you must take!"

    No No no such thing as a mistake ticket Razz

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      Posted: June 3, 2016, 7:57 am - IP Logged

      A simple mistake turned out to be very lucky for a Niles man who won a $1 million Mega Millions prize from the Michigan Lottery.

      Richard Hopper Sr., 69, matched the five white balls drawn — 18, 41, 50, 68, and 70 — in Friday's drawing to win the $1 million prize. He bought his winning ticket at the Sunrise Sunset Party Store, located at 1009 Huntly Road in Niles.

      "When I stopped to buy my Mega Millions ticket, the clerk said he had accidentally printed an easy pick for another player who didn't want the ticket, and asked if I wanted to buy it or if I wanted another ticket," said Hopper. "I decided to buy the ticket that had already been printed off and boy, am I glad I did."

      When Hopper checked his ticket Saturday morning, he thought he'd won $100,000.

      "When I was looking at the winning numbers, I remember thinking 'boy, those look familiar,'" said Hopper. "At first I thought I had won $100,000 and I was pleasantly surprised when I learned I had really won $1 million.

      "Sitting on $1 million all weekend was nerve wracking. It was definitely the longest weekend I've ever had."

      Hopper visited Lottery headquarters in Lansing on Wednesday to claim his prize. With his winnings, he plans to pay off bills and save the remainder for a rainy day.

      Friday's Mega Millions jackpot has climbed to $251 million. If a Michigan player win's Friday's jackpot, it would be the largest Mega Millions prize ever won in the state. A Port Huron couple, Ralph and Mary Stebbins, won $208 million on April 22, 2005.

      Mega Millions drawings take place each Tuesday and Friday evening. Each Mega Millions play is only $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. Mega Millions tickets are sold in 44 states, Washington D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

      Tickets for Mega Millions drawings may be purchased at the Lottery's 11,000 retailers around the state until 10:45 p.m. the day of the drawing.

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      He states that...

      "Sitting on $1 million all weekend was nerve wracking. It was definitely the longest weekend I've ever had."

      Hopper visited Lottery headquarters in Lansing on Wednesday to claim his prize. With his winnings, he plans to pay off bills and save the remainder for a rainy day.

      If it was so nerve wracking, why didn't he go claim his million on Tuesday?

      Congrats Mr Hopper

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        He states that...

        "Sitting on $1 million all weekend was nerve wracking. It was definitely the longest weekend I've ever had."

        Hopper visited Lottery headquarters in Lansing on Wednesday to claim his prize. With his winnings, he plans to pay off bills and save the remainder for a rainy day.

        If it was so nerve wracking, why didn't he go claim his million on Tuesday?

        Congrats Mr Hopper

        His son probably had to go to work Tues to arrange time off on Wed so he could drive Dad to collect.

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          Posted: June 3, 2016, 9:14 am - IP Logged

          Congratulations to the Lucky man!!!Banana

          Life, love, family Love

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            Posted: June 3, 2016, 9:36 am - IP Logged

            Hit With StickI bet whoever would of had that easy pick ticket wish they would've bought it now.

             Congratulations on the best mistake ever BananaParty

            This is exactly why I always tell my son if they print a ticket and it's a mistake ALWAYS, ALWAYS Buy it anyway because you never know! If theirs one already printed that was a mistake purchase it also, could be the 1? CONGRATULATIONS MR. HOPPER AND SON!!!Hurray!DanceCheersUS Flag

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              Posted: June 3, 2016, 9:45 am - IP Logged

              His son probably had to go to work Tues to arrange time off on Wed so he could drive Dad to collect.

              Maybe Mr. Hopper also sought Legal Council and papers drawn up before he wanted to claim his winnings, just because it wasn't a Multi-Million dollar winner doesn't mean you shouldn't have all your DUCKS in a row before claiming a Ticket that's worth more then a few Hundred Thousand!

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                Posted: June 3, 2016, 7:48 pm - IP Logged

                Congratulations to the Lucky man!!!Banana


                Just perhaps, chance (luck) is a fool's word for fate?

                Congrats Hurray!

                 

                Fortes Fortuna & Harmonia

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                  Posted: June 4, 2016, 3:26 am - IP Logged

                  Any ticket can win.

                  Someone will soon realize it was the "mistake ticket" they did not purchase at that store.

                  Since most in life are random, if the person who decided not to purchase the ticked, had purchased it instead it would not have won.

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                    Any ticket can win.

                    Someone will soon realize it was the "mistake ticket" they did not purchase at that store.

                    Since most in life are random, if the person who decided not to purchase the ticked, had purchased it instead it would not have won.

                    Skeptical thats a possibility , but one never knows till the ballz are drawn

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                      Posted: June 4, 2016, 7:30 am - IP Logged

                      this has happened to me at least 5 times where I was offered a "mistake" ticket and no win. So it doesn't really matter IMO.

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                        Posted: June 4, 2016, 1:47 pm - IP Logged

                        That was unbelievable.

                        I hope that one $2 ticket is the only one that matches all 5 numbers plus the Powerball to win the largest Powerball Jackpot in United States history of over $2 Billion Dollars!

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                          Just perhaps, chance (luck) is a fool's word for fate?

                          Congrats Hurray!

                           

                          Fortes Fortuna & Harmonia

                          Eddessa_Knight with Light Sun Smiley

                          eddessaknight, I am beginning to think about "luck" and "chance" the same way. They are so common that I am looking for a different word. Fate could be that word. Thank You.

                           I saw a video and a recent tv ad that showed how early man would more likely end up as dinner then find dinner. There were a lot more claws and teeth on dangerous animals back then. Today most of us are fat and happy.

                           You being in Las Vegas must know how gambling began. People wanted to know the future. Will I win this battle? Will I become rich? They used bird's entrails, Prophets, and many others. Some prophets had ulterior motives so a better system was created. Sticks and stones. They could not be influenced by threats or promises of riches. Now we have dice, balls, cards, and machines.

                          May fate be your fortune!Drum

                           I've been rich and I've been poor. Believe me, rich is better. 

                           Attributed to Joe E. Lewis and others

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                            Posted: June 7, 2016, 11:18 am - IP Logged

                            I,ve heard of stories where folks have won off of mistakes,the luck of the draw.Is it just me Rich jr. looks like he could be his dads body guard.