A Michigan man who stopped to put air in his tires ended up winning $500-thousand on a scratch-off. The 48-year-old man from Genesee County told lottery officials that he stopped at a gas station in Grand Blanc to put air in his low tire, but didn’t have coins for the air pump, so he had to go inside the store to get change.
“I stopped to put air in my tire and when I went inside to get change for the machine, I bought a couple 20X The Cash tickets,” the man recalls. “I got back in my car and scratched the ticket off and as soon as I saw the three matching symbols and prize amount, I knew I had won big!”
His scratch-off was a $500-thousand winner. He plans on putting his winnings in savings and claims he won’t be playing the lottery anymore. “My dad and I played lottery together for years and we always said if we hit big, there was no need to keep playing,” he says. “This is the last ticket I’ll ever buy.”