A Flint woman says she has a 'lucky machine' from which she always buys her Michigan Lottery tickets and that strategy finally paid off.

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Loyalty Finally Pays Off

Renae Shelby won a whopping $300,000 on an Emerald Green Wild Time scratch-off ticket. She always buys her tickets at Khouris Market on Davison Road in Flint.

“I always purchase my tickets from the same self-serve machine, and I call it my ‘lucky machine,’" she tells the Michigan Lottery. “I had some winning tickets, so I cashed them at the machine and used my credits towards a few Emerald Green Wild Time tickets."


So Excited, She Could Barely Speak

Shelby goes on to say that she was in utter disbelief when she realized she had won such a huge sum of money.

“I started scratching the tickets when I got in my car, and when I saw I’d won $300,000, I was in shock! I called my son right away and he thought he was going to have to call 911 because I felt like I couldn’t breathe and could barely get my words out to tell him I’d won $300,000. It was so exciting!”

Shelby says she plans to save her winnings and notes that the jackpot has opened doors and presented her with opportunities that weren't previously available.

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