Winner of $100,000 Powerball prize thought it was an April Fools’ prank: ‘It felt so unreal’

This prize was no joke.

A Michigan man thought he was being duped on April Fools’ Day when he gained $100,000 on a Powerball ticket.

Jeremiah Maher, 43, hit the six-figure prize within the Michigan Lottery’s April 1 drawing when he matched 4 white balls and the Powerball.

His $50,000 prize was doubled as a result of he had bought a “Power Play” choice for one more greenback, officers mentioned.

“I looked at my numbers after the drawing and I thought someone was pulling an April Fools’ Day prank on me,” Maher told the Michigan Lottery.

“It felt so unreal to see my numbers come up in the drawing. It’s definitely the most exciting April Fools’ Day I’ve ever had,” he added.

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Maher thought he was being pranked when he gained on April 1. Michigan Lottery Connect
Maher bought his ticket at a Taylor, Michigan 7-eleven. Google Maps

He purchased his successful ticket at his native 7-Eleven retailer on Ecorse Road in his hometown Taylor, simply outdoors of Detroit.

Maher retrieved his prize on the Lottery headquarters in Lansing. 

He mentioned he plans to place the winnings in direction of shopping for a brand new home.

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