19-Year-Old Michigan Man Wins $1 MILLION on Instant Ticket
Somebody hit the Michigan Lottery for $1 million this month - appropriately enough playing the Millionaire Maker instant game. We don't know his name, but I bet everyone in Adrian does. He's 19-years-old and (if it were me at 19) hosting the world's best party right now.
Our new friend has chosen to remain anonymous, but he bought his winning ticket at the Lowry Grocery Store, on East Beecher Street in Adrian. According to a press release from the Michigan State Lottery:
I must have called my mom 90 times before I got through to her and then she wouldn't believe me. My family thought I was joking until they saw the ticket for themselves!
I may have disappeared at that point, but he didn't. He eventually made his way to lottery headquarters in Lansing and decided to take the lump sum payment of $634,000. And - (spoiler alert) - he says he'll invest all of that money.
Let's see - Federal tax - 37%. State tax - 4.25%. I figure he'll be left with about $375,000. (Tax accountants? Is that correct?) If he can leave that money alone and even get 4 or 5% out of that very year for 40 or 45 years - THEN he can have a real party.
Looking forward to that invitation in 2060. Congratulations!
Oh, and if you're interested, you can see the winning ticket below.