Next time someone offers you advice, you may want to consider taking it.

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A Westland man is a whole lot richer thanks to a clerk at his local market. Bruce Judycki, 69, stopped in to Hunter and Wayne Liquor in Westland like he normally does back in August. This time the store clerk decided to give some winning advice to Judycki, and it turns out that advice would pay off.

“I stop in the party store regularly, but don’t usually play Lottery games,” said Judycki in a Michigan Lotto press release . “I was talking to the clerk, and he said: ‘It’s your lucky day, Bruce! You should give this a try.’ I told him I would take five easy picks of the Lucky For Life game."

Judycki played the Lucky For Life lottery game and matched all five white-ball numbers winning himself $25,000 a year for life. The winning numbers were 06-15-27-36-37.

Photo: Michigan Lottery press release
Photo: Michigan Lottery press release

“The next day, they called me and told me to bring my ticket to the store. At first, I thought something must be wrong, but when I got there, they told me they had sold a big winner and they were pretty sure it was me. I couldn’t believe what they were telling me!”

Now that the news has sunk in, Judycki has decided to receive his winnings in a one-time lump-sum payment of $390,000 instead of $25,000 for 20 years or life. He says he plans to pay bills and share the winning money with his family.

“I always thought when I retired, I would move somewhere warm and get a sports car. Then I became a grandfather, and everything changed, and I wouldn’t want it any other way. I can’t wait to enjoy this with my family,” Judycki said.

The moral of the story....if someone tells you "it's your lucky day", maybe take a shot and believe them. It might just really pay off.


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