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Detroit — A 51-year-old man was found fatally shot Tuesday afternoon after reportedly winning thousands from a lottery scratch-off card.

The victim was found by neighbors around 3 p.m. Tuesday, slumped over in the driver’s seat of his 2003 gold Mazda four-door, near East Euclid Avenue and Beaubien Street just north of the city’s New Center area, Officer Nicole Kirkwood said.

He had received a fatal gunshot wound to the head, according to police.

“They’re still conducting an investigation, they don’t have a motive yet,” Kirkwood said. “They’re looking into every possibility of what may have happened.”

People who knew the man told WJBK-TV (Channel 2) he recently won $5,000 from a lottery scratch-off card. Police are looking into the windfall as a possible motive, according to the report.

The victim also was known in the area as a possible drug user, officials said in the report. Neighbors previously had seen him slumped over in his vehicle from drug use and found him dead Tuesday while checking on him.

HFournier@detroitnews.com

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