Michigan Woman’s Mega Millions Dreams Pay Off After Years
21st February 2018 3:35 PM
A woman from Cheboygan in Michigan has revealed how she felt ‘shaky and sick’ after landing a massive Mega Millions prize. The lucky lady, Brenda Jewell, matched all five main white balls in the drawing on Tuesday 13th February to win $1 million and is now looking forward to a future where she will ‘be able to actually breathe’.
Brenda bought her ticket at Dave’s Place, located at 9851 North Straits Highway in Cheboygan. She matched the numbers 5, 12, 15, 46 and 49 - just missing out on the Mega Ball 1 - and admitted she did not cope too well when she discovered she was a winner.
“I checked my numbers and just felt shaky and sick. I’ve played for years and dreamed of winning, but you never think it’s going to happen to you,” said Brenda after coming forward to vist lottery headquarters to claim the big prize.
Brenda was accompanied by her husband, although she says he did not believe her at first. They now plan to go on vacation and build a new house, but they will not go crazy and intend to save a lot of the money just to make sure their lives are easier from now on.
She said: “It still hasn’t really hit me yet that I won. I can’t wait to be debt free and be able to actually breathe and not worry about my finances.”
Mega Millions Jackpot
The Mega Millions jackpot has continued to roll over since Shane Missler from Port Richey in Florida won $451 million on Friday January 5th, and the draw on Tuesday February 20th also came and went without a winner in either of the top two tiers.
Take a look at the Mega Millions Numbers page to see the latest results, including a full breakdown of prizes. The jackpot for the next draw will be worth an extraordinary $204 million, and tickets can be picked up from authorised retailers in any of the participating states.
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