DETROIT, September 13, 1997 – Waterford resident Delmar Edler, a woodworking enthusiast, crafted an exciting $5,000 win Saturday night on "Road to Riches," the Michigan Lottery’s weekly television game show.
Edler, 66, plans to share his winnings with his children and grandchildren.
"I would also like to purchase some new tools to add to my woodworking collection," he said. Edler enjoys building lawn ornaments and cabinets and gardening in his free time.
On "Road to Riches" where all roads lead to prize money, contestants select travel symbols from the "Boulevard of Bucks," "Leisure Lane," "Easy Street" and "Road to Riches" game boards. The contestant winning the closest amount to $1,000 without going over in the first four rounds advances to the final round – the home of the big vault. The player then chooses the correct key to open the vault. If successful on the first try, the player wins $50,000. Subsequent tries bring prizes of $20,000, $10,000 or $5,000. Other bonus prizes include instant cash bonuses and a Caribbean cruise for two.
The other "Road to Riches" contestants had these plans for their winnings:
- Roy S. Larner, 55, of Canton, won $800. The payroll operations manager with Ford Motor Company said he will pay bills and take a long vacation with his winnings. Larner’s favorite pastimes include coaching soccer and traveling. His wife, Sharon Larner, played for him.
- Diana York, of Bloomfield Hills, won $900. A retail employee with Linda Dresner, an exclusive dress shop, York said she will save her winnings for her children’s education and donate some to her church. She also won the $250 Confetti Cash bonus in the second round of game play. York enjoys gardening, visiting art museums and going to movies in her spare time.
- Cheryl G. Scott, 53, of Pontiac, won $500. The car sales coordinator with GM said she will make many home improvements with her winnings and take her nieces shopping. Scott’s hobbies include drawing, caring for her eight cats, roller skating, dancing and walking.
- Hurley Hider, 70, of Albion, won $800. A retired Albion resident, Hider said he will donate some of his winnings to charities. He spends his free time watching sports. A Lottery representative played for Hider.
- Pat Williams, 41, of Sand Lake, won $1,000. The personnel employee with Sam’s Club said she will pay bills and take a vacation with her winnings. She enjoys bowling and spending time with her children in her spare time.
Contestants who will appear on the Saturday, September 20, show are: Rick Siebert, of Homer; Nora D. Siebert, of Homer; Rick Pettey, of Burton; Alex Hureski, of Redford; Billy Garcia, of Chesterfield; and Dorothy Brown, of Ann Arbor.
All "Road to Riches" contestants receive full "star" treatment, including limousine service for travel around Detroit, accommodations at the Doubletree Hotel-Detroit and a luncheon at The Whitney Restaurant. Before the show, each contestant visits a television makeup artist and is photographed with the show’s hosts, Chuck Gaidica and Aggie Usedly.
The weekly show stems from the Michigan Lottery’s instant games. Players can enter a drawing to be a contestant on the "Road to Riches" show by sending in three non-winning tickets, one from each of three different instant games. Six entries are randomly drawn every week.
"Road to Riches" airs on Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. on a statewide network of nine stations including: WBKB-TV 11, Alpena; WOTV-TV 41, Battle Creek; WDIV-TV 4, Detroit; WJMN-TV 3, Escanaba/Marquette; WNEM-TV 5, Flint/Saginaw; WLAJ-TV 53, Lansing; WMKG-TV 40, Muskegon; WGTQ-TV 8, Sault Ste. Marie; and WGTU-TV 29, Traverse City.
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