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Dad Gets a $5 Christmas Gift From His Kids. He Soon Discovers That It's Worth a Whole Lot More.


He got good news.

Image source: Michigan Lottery

A Michigan dad is $300,000 richer, thanks to his children — and a whole lot of luck.

Image source: Michigan Lottery

The man, who chose to remain anonymous, received a $5 lottery scratch-off ticket from his kids for Christmas, according to MLive. When he checked the ticket, purchased at a gas station, he got good news.

The father, who is from Jackson, went to the Michigan Lottery's Lansing office on Monday to claim his winnings: $300,000. The man said he plans to use the money to help his family and thank his kids by sending them somewhere nice on a spring break trip.

The ticket was bought as part of the lottery's Holiday Ice game, which launched in October. Players from all over the state have earned nearly $9 million in cash and prizes since the game started, ranging anywhere from a $5 refund to the $300,000 grand prize.

(H/T: Michigan Live)

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