The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched the numbers drawn Oct. 30 to win the big prize: 15-17-19-21-33. She bought her winning ticket at the Kroger store, located at 28250 Dequindre Road in Warren.
“My grandpa, who passed away a few years ago, was a loyal Lottery player and he’d always write his lucky numbers down on pieces of paper,” said the player, who is a nurse. “I have a few of his number sets, and that’s what I won on.
“I was at work when I checked my ticket and saw I had won the jackpot,” said the 34-year-old player. “I couldn’t believe it, so I called my mom to have her come look at the ticket. After we confirmed I had won the jackpot, I sent her home with my ticket to keep it safe.
“It was a long night at work. I bet we called each other every 15 minutes saying: ‘Is this real? Did you check the ticket again?’”
The lucky player visited Lottery headquarters on Wednesday to claim her big prize. With her winnings, she plans to pay bills and take her family on a vacation.
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