When was the last time you played a Michigan Lottery instant game or two? After hearing about this big winner, I should have been playing a lot more.

I just want to know how one lucky person can purchase a Michigan lottery instant game and then end up with a $500,000 jackpot? What a nice paycheck just in time for the holidays!

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According to mlive.com:

The lucky winner won the $500,000 jackpot playing the Michigan Lottery's $500,000 Peppermint Payout Millions instant game.

So now this man and his wife are jumping for joy and ready to celebrate the holidays in the best of ways.

What would you do with half a million dollars? Better yet, what would I do with $500,000?

Okay, time to fantasize. First thing I would do is payoff my mortgage and make sure that I have plenty of money left over to either save or buy a couple of brand new cars.

After that, my wife and I would plan the most incredible 3 month vacation and travel to places we've only dreamed of for the past several years.

That was fun, and now back to reality. The Michigan man from Oakland County who won $500,000 said he's been dealing with difficult times and feels that life for him and his wife are about to change.

Mlive.com also tells us:

"I love to play the holiday games every year when they come out," said the winner. "When I scratched the ticket and saw the prize amount, I was stunned. I set the ticket down in front of my wife to have her look it over and we sat there in silence for about 15 minutes just staring at it. When it finally sunk in, tears of joy filled our eyes and we started shouting with excitement."

How would you react if you found out that you won $500,000?

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