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Michigan nurse claims $4 million lottery prize

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A nurse from the Detroit area is looking forward to cutting back her hours after winning $4 million on a Michigan lottery instant game.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous bought the winning ticket at the Sunoco gas station, located at 48990 Hayes Road in Macomb.

"I scratched the ticket in the store and I was floored," said the player. "I screamed a few choice words that got the clerk's attention and she asked what I'd won. She didn't believe me until she looked at the ticket herself."

After tucking the ticket away for safekeeping the player shared the good news with her family and a few close friends, including her boss.

"I've been a nurse for 28 years and I've always worked a lot of overtime at more than one job," said the player.

"We've been really short staffed lately, so when I told my boss she was afraid that I was going to retire. I told her that I am not planning to retire, but I am cutting my hours back.

"I'm not sure I've ever worked just a 40-hour week, so working just 40 hours at one job will feel like retirement to me!"

The player visited Lottery headquarters Monday to claim her prize. She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time lump sum payment of about $2.5 million rather than an annuity. With her winnings she plans to pay her bills, give some money to family, buy a new car, pay for her daughter's college tuition, and then invest the remainder.

"Winning hasn't sunk in yet. I don't think I will believe it until I get an alert on my phone from the bank showing the huge balance in my account," the player said.

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Posted: April 11, 2017, 9:02 am - IP Logged

Well deserved win for a hard worker. It's funny how they tried so hard not to reveal the gender of the winner. Congratulations!!! Thumbs Up

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    Posted: April 11, 2017, 9:23 am - IP Logged

    Well deserved win for a hard worker. It's funny how they tried so hard not to reveal the gender of the winner. Congratulations!!! Thumbs Up

    They did?

    I saw a lot of "she" and "her" in the article.

    CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

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      JACKPOT HUNTER

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      Posted: April 11, 2017, 10:10 am - IP Logged

      They did?

      I saw a lot of "she" and "her" in the article.

      You are absolutely correct. I'm awake now, I think.....heck I'm going back to bed. It's my vacation. See ya.

      Seek and ye shall find -Matt. 7:7 ...Ask and ye shall receive -John 16:24 ...Give and it shall be given unto you -Luke 6:38 ...Be careful what you ask for!!! -Mypiemaster 1:1

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        Posted: April 11, 2017, 10:39 am - IP Logged

        Congratulations--treat yourself to a trip before you start that new 40 hour a week schedule . :)

        Every champion was once a contender who refused to give up.-Rocky Balboa

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          Posted: April 11, 2017, 7:35 pm - IP Logged

           This lucky and anonymous lottery winner has made mistakes already. She should place investing as a higher priority. Buy a used car a beater. Do not give family money from your win. Do not pay her daughter's tuition.

           Of course, this advice will fall on dear ears. Women are more generous when giving gifts. They just are.

           She has made rookie lottery player mistakes. Making verbal promises, pledges, and commitments. 

           She might be treating her lottery money as separate from her earnings. Fun money v. earned money.

          Party

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            Posted: April 11, 2017, 11:00 pm - IP Logged

             This lucky and anonymous lottery winner has made mistakes already. She should place investing as a higher priority. Buy a used car a beater. Do not give family money from your win. Do not pay her daughter's tuition.

             Of course, this advice will fall on dear ears. Women are more generous when giving gifts. They just are.

             She has made rookie lottery player mistakes. Making verbal promises, pledges, and commitments. 

             She might be treating her lottery money as separate from her earnings. Fun money v. earned money.

            Party

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              Posted: April 12, 2017, 4:40 am - IP Logged

               This winner needs professional advice. A Certified Financial Planner CFP would be a step in the correct direction.

               I like your cartoon. Who is that Duck? Uncle Moneybags? Green laugh

              Keep the good times rolling !!!  White Bounce

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                Posted: April 12, 2017, 5:21 am - IP Logged

                 This winner needs professional advice. A Certified Financial Planner CFP would be a step in the correct direction.

                 I like your cartoon. Who is that Duck? Uncle Moneybags? Green laugh

                Scrooge McDuck

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                  Posted: April 12, 2017, 7:49 am - IP Logged

                  Scrooge McDuck

                   Her real friends will remain with her. She will find out who is just there for her winnings. Type

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                    Posted: April 12, 2017, 8:28 am - IP Logged

                    Wow that's amazing.

                    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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                      Posted: April 12, 2017, 10:52 am - IP Logged

                      Work 40 hours in Healthcare, heck no.  Wish I could win something like that and goodbye healthcare job real quick like.

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                        Posted: April 12, 2017, 4:34 pm - IP Logged

                        She may like working in the healthcare field.

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                          Posted: April 12, 2017, 5:23 pm - IP Logged

                          Congratulations, fortunate woman, on your tidy Net $$$ "scratch" Michigan Lottery win! Group Hug

                          You will find that working 40 hours, or less per week, allows time for new interests to seep into a financially stable person's lifestyle!  Enjoy these new daily financial freedom thoughts and tranquilities.

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

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                            Posted: April 12, 2017, 7:49 pm - IP Logged

                            Good for her! This win should definitely take a larger burden off her shoulders.

                            I didn't realize Michigan allowed anonymity.

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