An 84-year-old man was left in shock after winning the lottery jackpot at a bar in Michigan
An 84-year-old Michigan man was “shocked” after seeing jackpot symbols on a lottery game he purchased, officials said.
James Conley won $111,368 — He soon became a ‘famous’ at his local pub.
Conley, of Hesperia, went to Freeman’s Leaky Tap in Walkerville on Jan. 16 and purchased a Jackpot Slots Fast Cash game. Once he gets therethe Michigan Lottery said in a Jan. 25 news release.
He played the game and saw three jackpot symbols “right away,” he told lottery officials.
Other shoppers, including the owner, helped confirm his big win by scanning the ticket using the lottery app.
“Once everyone knew I won, let’s just say I became famous quickly! Everyone was excited for me,” Conley told the lottery office.
Now Conley has plans to save his prize money.
“Winning made me feel excited, nervous, happy and everything in between,” he said.
Walkerville is located about 75 miles northwest of Grand Rapids and about 15 miles northwest of Hesperia.
Many people can gamble or play games of chance without harm. However, for some, gambling is an addiction that can destroy lives and families.
If you or a loved one is showing signs of gambling addiction, you can seek help by calling the National Gambling Hotline at 1-800-522-4700 Or visit National Council for Problem Gambling website.