Robert Wellman Jr., from White Cloud, up in Newaygo County, just won $250,000 playing the Michigan Lottery's 50X The Cash instant game. According to, after he figured out he'd won, he called his pregnant wife and told her he was going to buy her a new house.

She didn't believe him. Which would have been the time to say, "Yeah, you're right - just joking." And then head to Cabela's or the Bass Pro store. But he didn't. He confirmed it and picked up his check, here in Lansing, on Monday.

Robert and his wife are expecting their second child in June. A quick check of the CNN/Money website shows that raising a child to the age of 18 now costs around $250,000. So, at least they'll break even on this one.

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