A scratch card player from Detroit in Michigan has won $2 million on an instant ticket which he bought according to a strategy which some might think maverick.
The 22-year-old Detroit man told lottery officials that he is no stranger to scratch card tickets, but he only buys tickets with odd numbers. Michigan Lottery scratch off tickets are all numbered, and so he makes sure that the ones he takes home are odd. Another scratch card fan was a Maryland Lottery winner who took home $50,000 on his favourite crossword game.
Some might think it an unlikely strategy, however this week that strategy paid off when the anonymous lottery winner won $2 million on a Diamond Dazzler scratch card which he purchased locally in Detroit. “The Diamond Dazzler game is my favourite, so I asked the clerk what number the ticket was,” the lottery player explained, continuing that once the clerk told him it was the 21st ticket, he agreed to buy it. Another lottery winner with a winning strategy was William Crowl from Missouri whose plan was to buy the same scratch card from the same store every time, while a Powerball winner from Georgia used his own system to track numbers before he won $1 million.
According to Michigan Lottery officials, the lottery player scratched off his ticket right there in the store. “When I saw it was a winner I looked at the clerk and then at my buddy who was with me and ran out to the car,” he said. Recently we told you about a Detroit woman who won $1 million on a scratch card and was shaking with excitement.
The lottery scratch card winner collected his prize from Michigan Lottery officials last week when he attended state lottery offices in Lansing, and he chose to take the $2 million prize as a one-time payment, which was worth $1.3 million. The scratch card winnings will go towards buying the Detroit man a new car, and he said he will also invest in his future. A Mega Millions winner from the state of Washington planned to buy a brand new electric car after he won $157 million.
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