A Michigan man thought he was being scammed when he received a call about his big win, lottery officials said.
“When I got a call from the lottery and was told I had won $287,648, I I thought it was a scamthe winner told officials, according to a Feb. 7 press release from Michigan Lottery Connect.
“After calling several times to check the price, I finally realized it was real! » said the Oakland County man.
The 40-year-old, who chose to remain anonymous, won a BIG CA$H Second Chance jackpot in a draw on December 13.
“I knew I was winning contest entries by playing some online games, but I never believed I would actually win,” the man said.
He also received an email from Michigan Lottery officials, but said he assumed he “won a few dollars,” according to lottery officials.
He plans to use his winnings to take a trip and contribute to his child’s college funds, officials said.
“This is going to make planning for the future a lot easier,” the winner said.
Many people can gamble or gamble safely. However, for some, gambling is an addiction that can ruin their lives and families.
If you or a loved one are showing signs of gambling addiction, you can seek help by calling the National Gambling Hotline at 1-800-522-4700 or visit the National Council on Problem Gambling website.