Michigan Man Wins Jackpot Just Days After Winning $5,000, Says He ‘Was Still Feeling Pretty Lucky’
USLorenz Duchamps

A 24-year-old man from Michigan has hit a $1 million lottery ticket that he bought at a gas station just days after he received the reward from another lottery system.

The Jackson County man, who preferred to remain anonymous, told the Michigan Lottery Connect he was “still feeling pretty lucky” after winning $5,000 from a Super Bonus Cashword ticket last week.

“I had won $5,000 on a Super Bonus Cashword ticket last week, and I was still feeling pretty lucky,” the 24-year-old player told lottery officials, according to a statement from the lottery.

“Later that night, I bought a couple Ruby Mine tickets and hit $1 million!” he continued.

The winning ticket was sold at the Speedway gas station, which is located at 3346 East Michigan Avenue in Jackson County, lottery officials said.

The young man told officials he is planning to share a part of the money with his parents after he bought himself a new house and car.

The player recently claimed his prize after visiting the Lottery headquarters and decided to take his prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $634,000, according to the lottery statement.

Ruby Mine is a relatively new game that was launched in August this year and players have since won more than $16 million combined playing it.

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A liquor store clerk in a file photo is seen selling a lottery ticket in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images); Ruby Mine instant game (R). (Michigan Lottery Connect)

“Each $10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 up to $1 million,” lottery officials said. “More than $31 million in prizes remain, including two top prizes of $1 million, 14 $20,000 prizes, and 81 $2,000 prizes.”

Last year, players won more than $1.2 billion playing instant lottery games.