GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A man from Kent County is $500,000 richer after buying a scratch-off ticket.
He bought a ticket for Michigan Lottery’s Hit $500,000 instant game at the Grand Rapids Meijer store on Plainfield Avenue, Michigan Lottery said in a Thursday release.
“I was at Meijer when I realized I had a $5 bill in my wallet,” the man, who chose to be anonymous, said in the release. “I rarely have cash on me, and it was around Christmas time, so I decided to buy myself a ticket from the self-serve machine.”
The 37-year-old was shocked by what he saw.
“I scratched the ticket off when I got out to my car and I couldn’t believe my eyes! All I could say was: ‘Oh my gosh!'” he said.
He plans on buying a new home with his winnings and investing the rest.