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Woman, 19, wins $1M at Holland gas station
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HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- One lucky person woke up as a millionaire in West Michigan.

The Michigan Lottery website reports the Speedway gas station at 800 Washington Ave. in Holland sold a $1 million ticket. It matched each of the five white balls -- 16, 19, 32, 34, 57 -- but not the Powerball, which was 13.

She's been identified as 19-year-old Imari Shelton, according to lottery officials.

Matching all six numbers would have payed out a $949.8 million jackpot.

"When I woke up on Sunday, my mom told me that someone who had bought a Powerball ticket at the Speedway had won $1 million," Shelton said in a news release. " ... I asked my mom what it meant if I matched five numbers and she thought I was joking. After she looked at my ticket with me, we both started screaming.

"I am a student working and eventually want to earn a law degree and become a lawyer. This money will help make that dream a reality for me."

Joe Hitt, the manager of the Speedway station, said station employees were in a celebratory mood Sunday morning.

The lottery website shows two other stations in Michigan sold $1 million tickets, including one in Dexter and another in Rochester Hills.

No ticket matched all six numbers during the Saturday night drawing. The jackpot now rolls over to $1.3 billion -- the largest prize in U.S. lottery history -- with the drawing scheduled for Wednesday.


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