Nov. 6 (UPI) — A Michigan man who won a lottery prize of $ 5,000 a week for life said his jackpot was correctly predicted by the clumsy clerk who sold him the ticket.
“I asked the clerk for a $ 10 Cash For Life ticket and when he pulled it, it fell on the floor,” the man said. “He handed it to me and said: ‘This is going to be a winner.’ Boy, was he right.”
The player said he later discovered the clerk’s prediction had been prophetic.
“I scratched the ticket when I got home and in the third spot, I saw letters. My jaw hit the floor, and I haven’t been able to pick it up since,” he said.
The ticket won the man a top prize of $ 5,000 a week for life. He chose the option of a $ 5.5 million lump sum.
“It’s a great feeling to know I can live comfortably, take care of my kids, and worry a whole lot less,” he said.