4 digit digital juice and a digital converter box were the big winners in the Michigan 4-digit lottery, which returned to 5 digits this year.
The winner, which was announced on Friday, was a woman named Julie from Auburn, Michigan.
Julie’s husband, Robert, won a ticket for the same lottery and had a chance to win $2,400.
Julie, who was born with a congenital disorder called trisomy 21, was diagnosed at age six and has had two surgeries.
“She can’t read, can’t write, can only read and write letters,” her mother, Mariah, told ABC News.
The digital converter was a $5,000 digital lottery ticket and Julie had her daughter sign it.
“It’s not as hard as it sounds,” said Mariah.
“I was a little bit nervous, I was just excited, but I was happy.”
A lottery ticket with Julie’s picture and name was sold for $2.5 million at a sale event in January in Detroit.
Julie was the first person to win a $2 million lottery ticket in Michigan.
She said she was ecstatic to win the ticket.
“This is what it feels like when you’re a little girl.
You get to see the stars.
I’m so proud of this.”
Julie was also excited about winning the lottery prize.
“For this to happen, I feel so grateful and so lucky to be able to play this game, to win it,” she said.
“If I could play this in person I wouldn’t even have the money for this, but this is what I can do.”
Julie has not played online since the lottery, and she said the digital converter is the best option she has found online.
“So many people say, ‘I’m just going to play a lottery.
I don’t want to get a ticket,'” Julie said.
“I’m not going to let that stop me from enjoying this.”
The winner is being offered a full refund by the lottery company, and a prize of $2 per ticket sold, the online winner’s company said.
The lottery company said it was pleased with Julie and that she has been contacted by several people who were interested in purchasing a digital ticket, but the lottery will not be selling any tickets.
“We appreciate Julie’s hard work, passion and generosity in sharing her story, and we’re grateful that she was able to take advantage of the online ticket,” lottery spokesman John Womack said.
Julie said she will not go to the Internet again to play the game.
The winning ticket was sold at a $1,000,000 sale in Detroit, and Julie said it has been great to meet people and win a lot of money.
“People have been so kind and so understanding,” she told ABC TV.
Julie said the lottery was an amazing experience and the money will help support her family and her care.
For Julie, winning a big ticket was a big deal.
I have a lot to be thankful for,” she added.
It’s just a way to show my appreciation for people that have helped me out in the past, Julie said of her winnings.
Her winnings come after she was the runner-up in the first ever digital lottery in New Zealand.
Julie received $7,500 for the winning ticket.
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