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U.P. woman wins lottery

ONTONAGON — What an Ontonagon County woman thought was a $5,000 winner turned out to be a $1 million 20X Cashword top prize.

The Michigan Lottery announced that player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought her winning ticket at Holiday, located at 103 Greenland Road in Ontonagon.

“I knew I had several words and I thought the ticket was worth $5,000,” the player was quoted as saying. “Just to be sure, I scanned the ticket with the Lottery app and that’s when the shock hit me.”

The player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim her prize. She chose to receive her prize as a one-time lump sum payment of about $634,000 rather than 30 annuity payments for the full amount.

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