Man dreams of winning lottery, wins $1M on Michigan scratch off the next day

A Wayne County man says he was always confident that he would win the lottery one day and told his wife as much but she didn't believe him. Then he had a dream about winning it and it became true! 

The anonymous winner claimed a $1 million prize on a $20 scratch-off ticket. He bought his lucky ticket at the Red Caboose Wine Shoppe on Holbrook Street in Hamtramck the day after he had a dream about winning the lottery.

"I had a dream one night that I won a large lottery prize. I didn’t think much of it and went to the store the next day to buy some tickets," he said.

He immediately matched a winning number but thought he'd won $100 - not a bad return on a $20 investment. But then he kept scratching under the winning number.

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 "When I got in my car, I started scratching them. I saw I matched the number ‘04’ right away and thought I’d probably won $100. When I revealed the ‘$1MIL’ symbol, I thought I was still dreaming. I called my wife immediately to tell her the good news," he said.

The 32-year-old man said he told his wife that he always believed that he would win big but she never believed me.

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This week, he traveled to Lansing to claim his prize - which he's taking as a one-time lump sum of about $634,000. He said he plans to buy a home and a new car.

Michigan Lottery launched Millionaire Maker II in September and players have won more than $5 million with $95 million more in prizes remaining including 11 $1 million prizes.

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A Wayne County man said he had a dream about winning the lottery one night and became a million dollar winner the next day.