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$1 million lottery winner 'thought it was a scam'

A Michigan woman said she thought she was being scammed when she checked her lottery account online and saw she had won a $1 million Mega Millions prize. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
A Michigan woman said she thought she was being scammed when she checked her lottery account online and saw she had won a $1 million Mega Millions prize. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

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April 1 (UPI) -- A Michigan woman said she suspected she was being scammed when she learned she had won a $1 million Mega Millions prize from the Michigan Lottery.

Anna Marquez, 31, of Bay City, told Michigan Lottery officials she bought a Mega Millions ticket for the March 5 drawing at MichiganLottery.com because she saw the jackpot getting big.

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"I play Mega Millions here and there, usually when the jackpot starts getting large," Marquez said. "I logged in the day after the drawing and was shocked when I saw a big amount pending in my account! Honestly, I thought it was scam at first because you just don't think this type of thing will happen to you. I checked my email and saw one from the Lottery with information on claiming a prize, so that's when I knew it was real!"

Marquez said her winnings will go toward buying a house, paying bills and bolstering her savings.

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