I like writing these stories about lucky winners who walk away with hundreds of thousands of dollars and even millions just by playing the big lottery games.

I've been buying lottery tickets for years and for some reason, always come up empty handed. I'm just not at the right place at the right time I guess.

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Not the case for a Pennsylvania man who was visiting family in Michigan, who also turned in his winning Lotto 47 jackpot ticket to claim his $2.08 million dollars.

The man from Pennsylvania actually won about 11 months ago and decided to turn in his winning ticket to claim the big cash payout.

According to mlive.com:

The man matched all six numbers drawn -- 07-12-22-24-30-37 -- for the drawing held on Sept. 25, 2021. The lucky winner bought his ticket at the Shoppers Market Plus, located at 14350 East Nine Mile Road in Warren. He elected to receive his prize as a one-time lump-sum payment of $1.3 million, rather than the annuity. With his winnings, he plans on buying a new truck and saving the remainder for retirement.

That's the story behind this 59 year old man from Pennsylvania who is now a millionaire. The question is, what is he going to do with his winnings?

I suppose that's up to him, but I do know that the only reason he waited 11 months to turn in his winning ticket is because he wanted to have a plan in place for the money.

Mlive.com adds:

And while they were lucky winners, it’s smart for players to check their tickets immediately as a winner worth $1 million sold in Warren last year went unclaimed. The money instead went to the state’s School Aid Fund.

Can you imagine having a lucky winning ticket and never claiming your prize money. I'm sure it's not the first time that's ever happened.

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