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404017 04: A Big Game lottery ticket is visible as it spits out of a lottery machine at a Citgo gas station April 16, 2002 in Russell, Illinois, a small community in northern Illinois on the Illinois-Wisconsin border. Thousands of people are rushing to snap up tickets for the Tuesday night April 16, 2002 drawing, the second-biggest lottery jackpot in U.S. history. The jackpot in the seven-state game played in Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey and Virginia climbed $25 million Monday, April 15, 2002 after strong sales over the weekend. By the time of the drawing, the prize could swell past the U.S. record of $363 million, split by two Big Game winners in 2000. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Last year, a Michigan man lost everything in a flood, but this year? His luck has changed and made him a millionaire. The 29-year-old, who wants to remain anonymous, just won $2-million from a scratch-off lottery ticket.

He tells lottery officials that he never buys the $20 tickets, but he splurged this time after seeing the Lucky 7s ticket because seven is a lucky number for him. And it paid off – literally! He nabbed the top prize and couldn’t believe his good fortune!

“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.” He decided to take the lump sum one-time payment and he walks away with $1.3-million, which he plans to use to pay bills and save the rest. “Knowing my kids will be taken care of is the best feeling in the world,” he says.

Source: CNN