Michigan man wins $2 million lottery one year after losing ‘everything’ in flood

Joseph Wilkinson, New York Daily News
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Now he’s flooded with cash.

A Michigan man won a $2 million prize on a scratch-off lottery ticket, almost one year after flooding devastated his city.

“Last year, I lost everything in a flood, so to win this prize is so overwhelming to me,” the unidentified 29-year-old man said in a Michigan lottery press release. “When I saw I had a match, I thought: ‘Great, I won my money back!’ When I saw I had actually won $2 million, I couldn’t stop shaking.”

The man chose the $1.3 million immediate lump sum payment, according to the release. He said he’d previously won $10,000 in the lottery and thought that was lucky enough.

He bought the winning ticket at Anna’s Market in Midland, about 100 miles northwest of Detroit. In May 2020, Midland was swamped after two damns failed, ushering in thousands of gallons of water and forcing more than 10,000 people to evacuate.

“Knowing my kids will be taken care of is the best feeling in the world,” the man said.