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Michigan woman dreamed of $4M lottery win — then it happened

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A Wayne County, Michigan, woman had a dream that she won $4 million on a scratch-off lottery ticket. Four months later, it really happened.

The 28-year-old woman, who chose to remain anonymous, told the Michigan Lottery that after having her dream, she started buying $30 instant tickets. 

Recently, she purchased a Millionaire's Club ticket and revealed a win symbol. 

"When I scratched off the prize and saw '4MIL,' I couldn't stop shaking and crying," she told the Michigan Lottery. "I called my friend right away and asked him to come double check the ticket for me."

She purchased her ticket at the Valero gas station located at 3801 West Vernor Highway in Detroit.

She opted to receive a one-time lump sum payment of about $2.5 million.

She'll use the money to pay off student loans, set up college funds for her children, buy a new home and save the rest.

"Winning this at my age is such an incredible opportunity for me and my family," she told the Michigan Lottery. "I'm going to make good decisions so that I have this money for years to come."

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TheMeatman2005's avatar - lightening
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Posted: March 11, 2019, 12:11 pm - IP Logged

Congrats on the big win.

The Meatman 🥩🍗🍔🍖🍤🌭

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    Posted: March 11, 2019, 12:29 pm - IP Logged

    Thirty dollars and a dream!  $4,000,000.00 or half of that after all taxes are paid. Smart choice to not take the Annuity. As mikeintexas wrote, When the Democrats regain the power to tax, the rates will increase in the future. Will we see 90% rates? 

     Congratulations to this dreamer and following her dream. Party

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

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      Posted: March 11, 2019, 12:50 pm - IP Logged

      "She opted to receive a one-time lump sum payment of about $2.5 million."

      Should clear around $1.5 million after 37% federal and 4.25% Michigan taxes . . plus wages get jacked up into the 37% tax bracket for tax year 2019.

      Everyone has their own financial priorities . . but $1.5 million invested in something like VWEAX would presently yield around $7,000 monthly dividends before taxes.  If conservatively budgeted, some could potentially retire on that income.

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        Posted: March 11, 2019, 2:56 pm - IP Logged

        I dreamed that I won the Powerball ..........

        So far that hasn't happened LOL

        Thud

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        Eschew Poverty ........... Vote Conservative!

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          Posted: March 11, 2019, 3:48 pm - IP Logged

          Congrats to the winnerParty

          Life, love, family Love

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            Posted: March 11, 2019, 3:56 pm - IP Logged

            Thirty dollars and a dream!  $4,000,000.00 or half of that after all taxes are paid. Smart choice to not take the Annuity. As mikeintexas wrote, When the Democrats regain the power to tax, the rates will increase in the future. Will we see 90% rates? 

             Congratulations to this dreamer and following her dream. Party

            I sure can't wait til DEMS WIN... They are already in power again rightfully so by winning back thank the lord the HOUSE... That make me happy to see... 

             

            However, (music) i respect your choice of parties etc.al., and good afternoon! 

             

            I do well on the big expensive tix at times,so i feel it's worth it to try em, and my pick 4 ALOT...

            But, i m only buyin' the bigger tix,more sporatic now."I am doing so well,

            and i hope it continue on winning(by playin' only 1 #)pick 4 and getting  NICE $$$ win,for years." 

             

            I love seeing the FOUR MILLION DOLLAR PRIZE "win" on the ticket, as it just make it that much more REAL."

             

            I look  her ticket, and isay WOW, almost in her thirties, Partyand she is going to be able to truly

            (i hope)wisely enjoy it while investing to make it last or at least i HOPE... But, yet, some do not.and while young, or older lose it jut way too too fast.." I love seeing the real WIN with the prize underneath, i would have passed out fast lol aw. happy for her though. Congrats to her...

            Key Money #s: 0131,0620,0688,1897,1359,1031,2740.7848,2748, 3195  4764,7447,3193,5464, 3853,1215,1590, 1935, 1013, 9170,3009, 3449,9900,9531,9315,9908

            0860=$6,200.00-1/25/2019... #3193on 2/1/19  #5593_9553. 7-6-8-9 =$8,100. 

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              Posted: March 11, 2019, 4:03 pm - IP Logged

              Congrats to the winnerParty

              Hi there,

              sweetie 7398. 

              here in NC, your username,(beside being my mother's old work place addy many yrs ago before she retired

              Smiley with dad) but it almost came out here in NC today.

              Enjoy your day, and good luck with your LOTTO games tonight. and this entire month."See Ya!

              Key Money #s: 0131,0620,0688,1897,1359,1031,2740.7848,2748, 3195  4764,7447,3193,5464, 3853,1215,1590, 1935, 1013, 9170,3009, 3449,9900,9531,9315,9908

              0860=$6,200.00-1/25/2019... #3193on 2/1/19  #5593_9553. 7-6-8-9 =$8,100. 

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                Posted: March 11, 2019, 4:19 pm - IP Logged

                I dreamed that I won the Powerball ..........

                So far that hasn't happened LOL

                Thud

                Lol! Mine was a one dollar instant and in reality didn't win nothing on it dream or not. 

                My state has been steadily declining the jackpot grand prize on tickets...where it used to be top prize of 25k or 50 k on a 2$ scratcher is now 10 k to 17k. I'm sure the near future will see...hey top prize of  double the ticket value! 

                This lady is blessed indeed ! I'd tell her to keep it away from stocks and plunk it down on a paid for home. No mortgage. Signed sealed and done.

                Accentuate the positive.

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                  Posted: March 11, 2019, 4:43 pm - IP Logged

                  Lol! Mine was a one dollar instant and in reality didn't win nothing on it dream or not. 

                  My state has been steadily declining the jackpot grand prize on tickets...where it used to be top prize of 25k or 50 k on a 2$ scratcher is now 10 k to 17k. I'm sure the near future will see...hey top prize of  double the ticket value! 

                  This lady is blessed indeed ! I'd tell her to keep it away from stocks and plunk it down on a paid for home. No mortgage. Signed sealed and done.

                  I Agree! A home fully paid for!  Only insurance, taxes, and maintenance requires funding. 

                   Would you buy a new car? 

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

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                    Posted: March 11, 2019, 6:01 pm - IP Logged

                    She opted to receive a one-time lump sum payment of about $2.5 million.

                    It's one thing to understand the $4 million prize is before taxes, but I can't see anything on the front of the ticket indicating that prize is an annuity. Some state lotteries are advertising PB and MM cash values and making it clear the jackpot is an "annuitize prize". 

                    Some say the lottery is a tax on the poor and uneducated and some state lotteries are going out of their way to prove it.

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                      Posted: March 11, 2019, 7:44 pm - IP Logged

                      Nice dream, glad it came true, congrats to the lucky lady.

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                        Posted: March 12, 2019, 5:46 am - IP Logged

                        Accept a one time payment of $2.5 mill is not smart when she's so young.

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                          Accept a one time payment of $2.5 mill is not smart when she's so young.

                          If the IRS didn't soak you for 20-30 years taking the annuity, it might not be a bad idea.  If she's smart she'll have all her ducks in a row and not worry about money rest of her life.

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                            She opted to receive a one-time lump sum payment of about $2.5 million.

                            It's one thing to understand the $4 million prize is before taxes, but I can't see anything on the front of the ticket indicating that prize is an annuity. Some state lotteries are advertising PB and MM cash values and making it clear the jackpot is an "annuitize prize". 

                            Some say the lottery is a tax on the poor and uneducated and some state lotteries are going out of their way to prove it.

                            Stack47, couldn't find anything about cash-option on the MI lottery website vs annuity for instant tickets.   Whomever wrote about their website from MI how awful it is may have a point.