A teenager from Macomb County says he isn't worried about paying for college after winning $500,000 playing the Michigan Lottery's Platinum 7's instant game.

The 19-year old, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his ticket at the Speedway gas station, located at 18650 Hall Road in Clinton Township.

"This is the fourth scratch-off ticket I've ever bought, and each one has been a winner," said the player. "When I scratched this ticket off, I wasn't sure I understood how to play the game, so I Googled it and after reading a few things I realized I'd just won a bunch of money."

The teen tells the Michigan Lottery he just graduated from high school and has begun going to college. As a pre-med student, he says he plans to use a good chunk of his winnings to pay for college.

"Winning won't change me, but it will make things easier while I go to school," the player said.

He says that he also hopes to use some of his winnings to give back to his community.


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