An Onsted woman had to pull her car over when she learned she had won $1 million playing the Michigan Lottery's Powerball game.
Tammy Weadock and her husband, Terry, were driving home from their small business, Dominant Systems, located in Ann Arbor, when they got the life-changing call from the Lottery's online game service center: Tammy had matched the five white balls drawn in the July 13 Powerball drawing to win $1 million.
"My first thought was that one of my kids was playing a joke one me," said Ms. Weadock. "I even asked if the person calling was a friend of my son or daughter."
Meanwhile, Terry was pacing on the roadside while Tammy continued the phone call.
"Terry walked around the car about a dozen times and finally stopped at the front of the car and I read his lips as he asked me 'How much did you win?'" said Ms. Weadock. "When I told him it was $1 million he started screaming and running around the car."
The Weadocks visited Lottery headquarters Thursday to claim the big prize. With their winnings, they plan to pay some bills, invest in their small business, and take a family vacation.
"We've owned our business for 30 years and it can be stressful. Since we learned we won this money we've been thanking God for the blessing and planning how to spend it to make sure we do the right thing," Ms. Weadock said.
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