Man wins $190,736 lottery prize after being sent to the store by his wife


Published in Weird News

(UPI) A Michigan man found being sent to the store by his wife to be a lucky turn of events when he bought a lottery ticket and won $190,736.

Preston Maki, 46, of Marquette, told Michigan Lottery officials he wouldn't have bought his Fantasy 5 ticket from the Meijer store in Marquette if it hadn't been for a message from his wife.

"I was finishing up my day at work when my wife sent me a text message asking me to make a stop for groceries on my way home," Maki said. I usually don't play Fantasy 5 unless the jackpot is more than $200,000, but I saw it was close and decided to buy five easy picks.

The player said he checked the ticket the next day.


"The next morning, I was in the kitchen and scanned the ticket with the Lottery's mobile app and saw I was the jackpot winner! Winning is so unimaginable," he said.

Maki won the $190,736 jackpot. He said he plans to share his winnings with family and make some investments.

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