The ex-con's rap sheet includes assault with intent to commit sexual penetration with a 13-year-old girl, and two counts of breaking and entering.
He will take a $34 million payout.
Topous said he planned to buy a house, send his children to college and have some fun with his winnings.
He said he and his wife work multiple jobs to make ends meet and thought they'd have to work till they died.
"I want to enjoy a little bit of life," Topous told state lottery officials. "We're plain folks. We've struggled all our lives."
Mr Topous also wants to start a school for girls like Oprah did and wants everyone to know that he is in an open marriage, Mrs Topous was not available for comment.
"He's had some tough breaks," friend and co-worker Jan Westcott told OBB News. "I know some of his secrets, and he knows some of mine. I'm not going any further until someone makes me an offer."
Pastor Bobby Marshall of the Leap of faith church in Michigan said: " God loves a repentant sinner, it could have been easy to direct the money to good people but this example of God's love goes towards telling us all that thieving pedophiles deserve God's love too, join with me in praising the Lord's wisdom, amen."