A Michigan man was so excited when he found out he won $1,000,000 from a scratch-off lottery ticket that he drove away from the gas station with the pump still hanging out of his tank.

The unnamed 59-year-old Genesee County man spoke with the told Michigan Lottery officials, and told them that he bought a Winning Millions ticket from a Speedway and scratched it off while he was filling his car up with gas.

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"Winning Millions has been my favorite Lottery game since it came out," the man said. "I stopped at Speedway to get gas and decided to get a ticket while I was there. I started scratching the ticket while my gas was pumping."

When he realized he won, he was excited, shocked, and probably a bit skeptical.

"When I saw I'd matched the number 14 and then revealed the $1 million amount underneath, I started yelling: 'Are you kidding me?!'"


He was so excited that he accidentally damaged the gas station, but that's okay, because he's got money to fix that.

"I was so excited, I forgot I was filling up with gas and drove away with the gas pump still in my car," the winner said.


He said when he receives his winnings, he'll be buying a new house, new car, and going on a nice vacation.

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"I have been playing since the lottery began and finally won big," he said. "Winning a $1 million prize is life-changing."

Surely, the gas station was at least a little bit understanding about his mistake.

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