An Interlochen man says his wife didn't believe him when he told her they'd won $1 million on a Mega Millions ticket from the Michigan Lottery. Interlochen is in Northwest Michigan, about 14 miles south of Traverse City.

Kyle Becker matched all five white balls in the October 27 Mega Millions drawing to win $1 million. He was on his way to his property to go hunting when he stopped to check the numbers on his ticket.

"I usually buy a Mega Millions ticket every few weeks," said Becker. "I got a message to file a claim at the Lottery office when I scanned it, so I asked the clerk what that meant. She told me I must have won big, and when I asked how big, she thought maybe a couple thousand dollars."

But the store clerk had severely underestimated how much Becker had won. He tells the Michigan Lottery that when got out to his truck, he decided to look up the numbers for the drawing on his phone and learned that he'd won a $1 million jackpot.

His Wife Didn't Believe Him

Becker went on to say that he called his wife to share the good news, but she really didn't believe him.

"When I told my wife how much we won, she didn’t believe me until I sent her a picture of the ticket," he said. "I was having a hard time believing it myself, but I couldn’t verify the prize until Monday morning when the Lottery office opened."

Becker tells the Lottery that he plans to use the prize money to pay off some bill and live debt free.


$6.5M Masterpiece: Most Expensive Home for Sale in Genesee County

This 20,000+ square foot home redefines luxury living with its sprawling living spaces, breathtaking views, and meticulous attention to detail in every aspect of its design. The 8 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms are just the beginning of what this place has to offer. Inside lies hidden passageways and indoor slides. If that's not enough there is also a private movie theater, a disco room, a glass elevator, an indoor basketball court, and a champagne room because why not? Did we mention the rustic man cave? Amazing! Check it out!

Gallery Credit: Zillow :Chyna Slade at Real Estate One Clarkston

Five Michiganians Whose Lives Were Ruined After Winning Big Lottery Jackpots

We all think winning the lottery would solve all of our problems. But you know what they say: "Be careful what you wish for."

Take a look at these five Michigan residents who won life-changing money from the Michigan Lottery. Unfortunately, all of their lives took a drastic turn for the worse after their wins.

Gallery Credit: George McIntyre

Michael Moore's Former Home on Torch Lake

Take a look inside one of Michael Moore's former Michigan homes, selling recently for just over $4.3 million.

Gallery Credit: George McIntyre

More From Cars 108