Byron Center winner screams over winnings!

Michigan Lottery Mega MillionsDonna Cobb of Byron Center claimed her Mega Millions prize of $250,000…after she stopped screeching and calmed down.

Cobb was in her basement when she realized she matched five white ball numbers for the Mega Millions drawing on March 26 and proceeded to scream only to strike the fear of the unknown into her husband’s thoughts. He assumed there was another leak in the basement. Curious to find out, he went down stairs and saw a smile on her face and the Lottery ticket in her hand. Needless to say, Cobb did not need to explain much to her husband.

The winning ticket was sold at Meijer #36 located at 5500 Clyde Park Ave. SW in Wyoming.

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