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Posted: December 29, 2016

Dad gets lottery scratch game for Christmas, wins $300K

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It certainly was a Merry Christmas for one Michigan man. His children bought him a lottery scratch card for Christmas and with it he won $300,000, according to a news release from the Michigan Lottery.

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The man, who chose to remain anonymous, was in disbelief when he picked up his prize Monday. He planned to use the money for his family, including a special trip to say thank you to his children over spring break, according to the Lottery.

The Lottery said $300,000 is the top prize for its Holiday Ice instant game. The Holiday Ice scratch card cost $5 and was bought at a gas station in Jackson.

Players have won between $5 and $300,000 from the games, according to the Lottery.

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