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POSTED November 8, 2013 10:45 p.m.

 

MICHIGAN MAN WINS MILLION-DOLLAR LOTTERY—  AGAIN: LANSING, Mich. (AP) — This guy has all the luck.

Officials say Joseph Palmarchuk won a $1.35 million lottery jackpot Wednesday in Michigan's Classic Lotto 47 game. In the past few years, Palmarchuk has also won a $1 million lottery game in Tennessee.

Palmarchuk and wife Phillis moved to Mecosta County, north of Grand Rapids, in 2011. He says he likes to buy lottery tickets that retailers put aside as mistakes.

The Palmarchuks plan to hunt for a condominium in a warm state to skip Michigan winters.

KITTEN PLACED IN MICROWAVE GETS NEW MAINE HOME: WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) — A kitten that was put in a microwave in Maine when it was 8 weeks old has been given a new home, an animal shelter announced Friday.

Mary Byram of Scarborough will take home Miracle after winning a lottery put on by the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, in Westbrook, WCHS-TV reported.

The kitten was sent to the shelter in September after police found a roughly 10-second video on Twitter of it being put in the microwave. The video showed one girl place the cat in the microwave, close the door and appear to turn it on. Police weren't sure how long the oven was on.

Two 15-year-old girls from South Portland were charged with animal cruelty, but their names haven't been released because they are juveniles.

When Miracle arrived at the shelter, she struggled to keep up her body temperature, failed to properly absorb nutrients and had severe fleas, said Lynne McGhee, who does community relations for the shelter.

McGhee said those issues could be the result of number of things, like Miracle being taken away from her mother too soon, and couldn't attribute any of them specifically to her being put in the microwave.

Hundreds of people from around the world contacted the shelter hoping to take the kitten home.

 

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