(Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Can you imagine losing everything and then becoming a millionaire?

That’s the reality for a Midland man who just scored $2 million playing a Michigan Lottery instant game.

“Last year, I lost everything in a flood, so to win this prize is so overwhelming to me,” he said in a press release from Michigan Lottery.

According to the release,

The man purchased his winning “Lucky 7’s” ticket at Anna’s Market on Jefferson in Midland, according to the release. He says he doesn’t usually play $20 tickets, but decided to give it a try, because “7” is one of his lucky numbers.

“I scratched it off when I got back to my car. When I saw I had a match, I thought: ‘Great, I won my money back!’ When I saw I had actually won $2 million, I couldn’t stop shaking. A few years back, I won $10,000 and I thought that was my once in a lifetime shot at winning the Lottery,” he said in the release.

He added, “Knowing my kids will be taken care of is the best feeling in the world.”

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson!