The first thing the 46-year-old Harper Woods resident did after she learned she had won $5,962,965 was call her father. “Hey Dad, did you hear that somebody won that $5.9 million?” When he replied yes, she added, “It was me!”
The extremely lucky winner began playing the Lottery just four months ago. Before that, she had no desire to play. So, how does she feel about being a millionaire? “I’m still numb,” she replied.
The player does not have big plans for her new fortune. She will buy her son a car, and pay off her mortgage. Otherwise, she intends to maintain the same lifestyle and continue working. The player won the February 13 Classic Lotto 47 drawing, but did not claim her prize until March 22. “We had a lot going on at the office, and I just couldn’t take a day off,” she said.
The winning easy-pick ticket was purchased at Mack & Vernier Inc. located at 20700 Mack Ave. in Grosse Pointe Woods.