Michigan woman wins $1 million from Mega Millions drawing

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A woman in Michigan won a prize of $1 million after buying a Mega Millions ticket through the state's lottery.

Marlena Lanni, 72, a resident of Clinton Township, says that she found out about the big prize through an email from the Michigan Lottery, according to Fox 2.

Philadelphia, United States – March 13, 2011: Many Mega Millions lottery tickets. Mega Millions is Americas biggest jackpot game. It is held in 42 states and has jackpots starting at $12 million. (Mega Millions lottery / Fox News)

"I was checking my email before bed the night of the drawing and saw an email from the Michigan Lottery notifying me of a prize," Lanni said. "When I logged on to my account and saw I had won a prize of $1 million, I immediately started shaking. I still feel numb and don’t have the words to describe this feeling!"

Lanni bought the winning lottery ticket online for the April 8 Mega Millions drawing.

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She is planning on using the money to do several home repairs and put the rest in savings.

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