Donovan Yaldo, of Commerce Township, MI checked his Lucky for Life ticket 10 times before he finally believed his eyes: He had won $25,000 a year for life.
Yaldo said he still was struggling to believe that he was a big winner, even as he was collecting his prize at Lottery headquarters in Lansing. “I’m still waiting for the reality to sink in,” he said. He added that he didn’t have any immediate plans for his windfall immediately, but knew the money would allow him to live more comfortably.
Yaldo, 31, choose to receive his prize as a one-time lump sum cash payment of $390,000. He could have chosen payments of $25,000 annually for
20 years or for life, whichever is greater.