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.