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Michigan woman credits itchy hand for $2 million win

Jacquatte Prater

Drawing Date: 10/30/2018

November 1, 2018 - An itchy hand led a Flint woman to win a $2 million Mega Millions prize from the Michigan Lottery.

Jacquatte Prater, 28, matched the five white balls drawn – 20-31-39-46-49 – in Tuesday night’s drawing for a $1 million win prize. Thanks to the Megaplier, her prize was multiplied by two for a $2 million prize. She bought the winning ticket at the Sunoco gas station, located at 4005 Clio Road in Flint.

“My hand started itching about a month ago, and I’ve always heard that mean you’re about to come in to some money so I’ve been playing Mega Millions ever since,” said Prater. “I woke up to a phone call from my best friend Wednesday morning to tell me someone had bought a big winning ticket at the Sunoco.

“My fiancĂ©e, Jim, and I got out of bed as quick as we could to go check our tickets at the store near our house. When we scanned it, both of our hearts dropped and we started celebrating!”

Prater visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim the big prize.

“I can’t wait to take my kids shopping,” said Prater. “After that, we’re going to make some smart investments to make sure this lasts us. We may open a small restaurant.

“My hand isn’t itching any more, now it’s just sweaty! I can’t believe I really won!”