- A 62-year-old Michigan man won $1 million from the lottery.
- Norman Doerr found out about his win while watching the news.
- Doerr said he plans to use his new fortune for his retirement.
A 62-year-old Michigan man said that he learned that he won $1 million while watching the news.
Norman Doerr purchased his ticket from a convenience store in Ubly, Michigan, last month, according to the state lottery. His winning Powerball numbers were: 06-08-15-27-42.
According to the press release, he’s been playing two sets of numbers in the Powerball game for about eight years.
“I was watching the news the morning after the drawing, and they showed the winning Powerball numbers from the night before,” Doerr told Michigan lottery officials. “I recognized the numbers as soon as they came up on the screen, and I knew I was a big winner! I had to pause the TV and look over the numbers a few times to make sure I wasn’t mistaken.”
Doerr collected his prize from the headquarters and described his prize as “a great feeling, adding that he plans to use the money for his future.
He said the win “is going to allow me to retire earlier than I planned.”
Last month, a North Carolina woman won more than $500,000 after purchasing the winning ticket four minutes before the drawing was announced. Another lucky lottery player ended up winning an additional $300,000 the same day that she collected a $100,000 prize from two scratch-off tickets.