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Odd strategy helps Michigan man win $2 million on instant lotto ticket

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A Michigan man's lottery strategy doesn't seem so odd anymore after winning $2 million on a Michigan Lottery instant ticket.

The 22-year-old, who chose to remain anonymous, told the Michigan Lottery he likes playing instant games, but only buys odd-numbered tickets. 

His strategy paid off when he purchased a Diamond Dazzler ticket at the Busatti Party store at 12868 Eureka Road in Southgate.

"The Diamond Dazzler game is my favorite, so I asked the clerk what number the ticket was. When she said '21,' I told her I wanted it," he told the Michigan Lottery.

"I scratched it off in the store and when I saw it was a winner I looked at the clerk and then at my buddy who was with me, and ran out to my car," he said.

When he collected his prize Wednesday, he opted to take a one-time lump sum payment of about $1.3 million that he'll use to buy a car and invest.

"Winning this much money at my age gives me endless opportunities if I'm smart about how I spend it, and that's exactly what I'm going to do," he told the Michigan Lottery.

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Simpsonville
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Posted: May 25, 2018, 10:26 am - IP Logged

Hey if the strategy works for you....go for it.

 

Congratulations young man; a nice young thing will want a Diamond Dazzler on her left hand.  Be careful with your money, though I think you'll be OK...and anonymous @ that!

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    Simpsonville
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    Posted: May 25, 2018, 11:02 am - IP Logged

    music*, beat you to the punch this time!

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      Posted: May 25, 2018, 11:32 am - IP Logged

      music*, beat you to the punch this time!

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      Mr. Bleudog101,

      I don't visit LotterPost as often as I used to, so I may be out of the loop as far as your comment about
      member:  Music*.   Please explain, if you would.

      Mr. Groppo

      • Don't chase the numbers you play.
      • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
      • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
                 (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
      • Oh, but always know where your tickets are, as well as your ticket's deadline.
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        Posted: May 25, 2018, 11:33 am - IP Logged

        Hey if the strategy works for you....go for it.

         

        Congratulations young man; a nice young thing will want a Diamond Dazzler on her left hand.  Be careful with your money, though I think you'll be OK...and anonymous @ that!

        i like odd #s too

        i want to be a millionaire a second time!

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          Posted: May 25, 2018, 11:49 am - IP Logged

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          Mr. Bleudog101,

          I don't visit LotterPost as often as I used to, so I may be out of the loop as far as your comment about
          member:  Music*.   Please explain, if you would.

          Mr. Groppo

          On another post it said be first to post a comment.  My comment was long and music*'s post beat mine and mine went second by 3'.  That's all I meant.

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            Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:53 pm - IP Logged

            On another post it said be first to post a comment.  My comment was long and music*'s post beat mine and mine went second by 3'.  That's all I meant.

             I Agree! with Bleudog101 and congratulate this 22-year-old anonymous winner. 

              I am a "jerk"  Jealous, Envious, Resentful, and a Kill Joy. LOL 

             At least Mega Millions is climbing into decent territory for winning. 

             Bleudog101, I am trying to get into an exercise regime in the mornings so I might have to wait until mid-morning to read new posts. 

            Coffee Hot Chocolate

              " Live Long and Prosper" Spock on Star Trek. A Vulcan.

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              Posted: May 25, 2018, 4:40 pm - IP Logged

              Another young lotto winner! I'm sure the lotto likes seeing a younger generation playing as well.

              I didn't think people in their twenties even played the lottery.

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                Posted: May 25, 2018, 5:05 pm - IP Logged

                SmileI know that area well! Congrats to him!

                You can do anything if you put your mind into it. The sky is the limit! Cool

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                  Posted: May 25, 2018, 6:02 pm - IP Logged

                  I remember a store that I used to go to the store clerk got mad because I asked her what number a certain scratch-off was on. She said it doesn't matter and slows here line down when customers do that. I said fine and took my business else where.

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                    Posted: May 25, 2018, 6:56 pm - IP Logged

                    I don't think you can even do that in Illinois. You certainly can't do it with machines and I don't know if the clerks would go for it, it's just the next ticket off the roll as far as I know.

                    Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any. So many systems, so many theories, so few jackpot winners. 

                    Lep

                    There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                      Posted: May 25, 2018, 7:14 pm - IP Logged

                      Where I buy my tix I've asked the clerk (owner) what ticket number a ticket is. She won't sell them out of order, but if I don't like the number I don't have to buy it.

                      CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

                      A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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                        Posted: May 25, 2018, 8:11 pm - IP Logged

                        Being the recipient of good fortune either accidentally or unintentionally is simply due to one's location and/or timing. I guess he was in the right place at the right time!

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                          Posted: May 26, 2018, 9:27 am - IP Logged

                          Congrats to the lucky guy.

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                            Posted: May 26, 2018, 10:34 am - IP Logged

                            With some of the News articles here on LP about clerks going through instant tickets, making pin holes to see if they are winners, etc...if you went to a lottery counter and saw unsold tickets not on a roll what would you think?

                            If the clerk said "Someone didn't want that one or those".....

                            Scared

                            Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any. So many systems, so many theories, so few jackpot winners. 

                            Lep

                            There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.