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$42M lottery winner quits Chrysler to become pecan farmer

Associated Press - October 10, 2008 12:44 PM ET

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A 51-year-old Detroit-area man who won a $42 million Mega Millions jackpot plans to retire from Chrysler and become a pecan farmer in Georgia.

Christopher Crane was given a ceremonial check Friday at the Michigan Lottery headquarters in Lansing.

The resident of Macomb County's Washington Township says he will retire from his job as a Chrysler service engineer soon. His 47-year-old wife, an X-ray technician, also plans to leave her job. Her dream is to start a horse ranch for disabled children.

Crane plans to get the winnings over 26 years rather than taking a lump-sum cash payment.

He has played the same Mega Millions numbers regularly for years. He's the eighth Michigan winner since the multistate game began in 2002.

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