Consumers Energy customers across Michigan are suffering from sticker shock after receiving their latest energy bill. Some customers report bills have doubled or even tripled from the previous month. On Monday, a Consumers Energy spokesperson blamed cold weather in part for the spike saying natural gas use is up 26 percent over the past month. Consumers Energy says customers who have questions about their bill should call them and if people are having trouble paying their bill they should call 211.
A wrong turn led to a Grand Rapids woman winning $1 million playing the Michigan Lottery’s Tax Free $1,000,000 instant game. After accidentally getting on the wrong highway, the 73 year old stopped in Lowell to turn around. That’s where she purchased the winning ticket from the BP gas station. She plans to share her winnings with family, and then use the rest to buy a Florida condo that she can rent out.