Michigan Couple Wins $1.1 Million Lottery Prize, Thanks to Store Clerk's 'Lucky' Tip

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A Michigan man and his wife have won about $1.1 million after a store clerk's "lucky" tip

The man, who was not identified, purchased the ticket at Bottles N Stuff on the recommendation of an employee. 

“My wife and I made a last-second decision to stop for Mega Millions tickets," the man told Michigan Lottery officials. "While I was inside buying those, I asked the clerk what $2 instant tickets he had that were lucky. He suggested the Win for Life game, so I bought 10."

When they got home, the couple scratched the tickets. 

"I looked over at her at one point and she was white as a ghost. She kept repeating: ‘We won for life!’

"At first I didn’t believe her, but then I noticed she was shaking and I knew we won something big."

The pair decided to take the prize as a single lump sum. 

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