Niles woman wins $1 million in lottery

NILES, Mich.-- A Niles woman won $1 million from the Michigan Lottery. Amy Gourlay said a last minute milk run to Martin's turned into a million dollar payday.

Gourlay is a stay at home mom who is a substitute teacher for the Niles School Corporation.

She wants to use the money to take a trip to Hawaii with her family.

Gourlay said, “This was the biggest shock ever. We just laughed because everybody was talking about it around us and we knew what had happened but we hadn’t said anything to anyone, so it was an interesting Christmas to say the least.”

Gourlay and her husband kept it a secret so they could have a normal Christmas.

One of Gourlay's neighbors was shocked when she found out she knew the winner.

Amy Kindig-Hullinger laughed when she said, “Did you hear that Amy? I think you should take us soccer moms to Hawaii!”

Gourlay said she has a few dreams, but plans on investing and saving most of the money.

Gourlay said, “Save a lot, share some, and have a little fun!"

Gourlay has two sons, and her husband is a local dentist in Niles.

Kindig-Hullinger said, “She’s one of the nicest people I know! And I’m not just saying that because we’re friends and she just won the lottery."

Gourlay said they plan on investing and saving most of the money so they can retire comfortably, and send their sons to a good college.

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