LaBine 24, purchased her winning $500,000 Money Maker™ Instant ticket from the Quik Food Mart #6 located at 338 W. Washington St. in Marquette.
LaBine originally thought that the ticket was a $5000 winner and was ecstatic over the windfall. However, after showing it to her fiancée, he quickly corrected her, “You didn’t win five grand, you won $500,000!”
With a June wedding already planned, LaBine now intends on taking an “awesome honeymoon!” Other top priorities for her new found wealth include buying a new car, paying off student loans and putting the rest away for the future.
The Upper Peninsula has been a hot spot for Michigan Lottery winners! In late February, the winning Mega Millions ticket from February 5 drawing, with a jackpot of $19 million, was claimed by Judy Juntunen of Atlantic Mine.