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Bruce Judycki, 69, recently scored $25,000 a year for life playing the Michigan Lottery’s Lucky For Life lottery game. The numbers were 06-15-27-36-37.

As it turns out, he kind of owes the credit to the party store clerk where he purchased the ticket.

“I stop in the party store regularly but don’t usually play Lottery games,” Judycki said, via the Michigan Lottery. “I was talking to the clerk, and he said: ‘It’s your lucky day, Bruce! You should give this a try.’ I told him I would take five easy picks of the Lucky For Life game.”

He bought his winning ticket at Hunter and Wayne Liquor in Westland.

“The next day, they called me and told me to bring my ticket to the store,” he said. “At first, I thought something must be wrong, but when I got there, they told me they had sold a big winner and they were pretty sure it was me. I couldn’t believe what they were telling me!”

Judycki took his winnings in a one-time lump-sum payment of $390,000 instead of $25,000 for 20 years or life. No word on whether he gave any to the clerk!

He says he will use the money to pay bills and give to his family.

“I always thought when I retired, I would move somewhere warm and get a sports car. Then I became a grandfather, and everything changed, and I wouldn’t want it any other way. I can’t wait to enjoy this with my family,” Judycki said.

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