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COVINA, CA - MARCH 30: A woman fills out a Mega Millions lottery ticket form at Liquorland on March 30, 2012 in Covina, California The Mega Millions jackpot has reached a high of $640 million before the drawing tonight. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

A Michigan man won $2M in the lottery after losing everything in a flood.

One year after he lost everything he owned in a flood, a Michigan man has more than recouped his losses by winning a staggering $2 million from a scratch-off lottery ticket. “Last year, I lost everything in a flood,” the unidentified 29-year-old says. “So to win this prize is so overwhelming to me.”

The winning ticket — a Lucky 7 — was the first $20 scratch off the man had ever bought. “When I saw I had a match, I thought, ‘Great, I won my money back!'” he says. “When I saw I had actually won $2 million, I couldn’t stop shaking.”

A Michigan Lottery press release says the winning ticket was a “Lucky 7’s”. It was purchased at Anna’s Market on Jefferson in Midland, Michigan. The Man told Michigan Lottery officials that he rarely buys the $20 tickets but the ticket caught his eye because “7” is his lucky number. It sure was that day!

The man elected to take the lump sum payment which equals about $1.3 million. Not a bad return on a $20 investment.

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