19-year-old wins $500,000 on scratch-off ticket, gives it to his parents

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LANSING, Mich. --  A 19-year-old Michigan man won $500,000 on a lottery scratch-off and decided to give most of it to his parents.

The teenager, who asked to remain anonymous, is going to invest around $5,000 for himself, according to the Michigan Lottery.

The rest, he says, is going to his parents for their years of support.

“I’m going to keep about $5,000 for myself to invest and I’m going to give the rest to my parents,” he said. “My parents have done so much for my sister and me, helping them takes a big weight off of their shoulders and mine.”

He said the money lifts a massive financial burden off his parents.

“It’s just incredible,” he said. “I can’t get the smile off my face.”

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