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Can you imagine walking into your local 7-Eleven to get a Slurpee and walking away with a $1 million Michigan Lottery ticket? It’s something I really have a hard time wrapping my head around. I’ve rarely bought a lotto ticket, but stories like these just go to show that people do actually win the big prizes.

A $1 million Michigan Lottery instant ticket was recently sold at a local 7-Eleven. Yes, you read that right: at your average, neighborhood 7-Eleven party store.

As the Michigan Lottery reports, a 50-year-old Washtenaw County recently woman purchased the Cash Game instant lottery ticket and saw the star symbol on it. She, understandably, was shocked when she saw that she won one of the game’s biggest prizes: $1 million.

“As soon as I saw the star symbol and the ‘1MIL’ prize, I felt freaked out, scared, and sick instantly. It was such an overwhelming feeling to win!” she explained to the Michigan Lottery.

The woman bought the ticket at the 7-Eleven located at 39390 Ecorse Road in Romulus. She chose to remain anonymous. “I have a few stores I like to buy tickets at, and the 7-Eleven is one of them,” she said. “I have been playing the Cash Game because I’ve been getting quite a few winners. I won $30 and decided to buy three more tickets. I didn’t win on two of them but hit $1 million on this one!”

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Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson!