LANSING, November 21, 1997 – The Michigan Lottery has added two more lucky players to its growing list of Big Game winners. Jereme Webster of Fenton and James Joswiak of Saginaw each won the $150,000 prize in The Big Game!
Jereme Webster, 24, matched the first five Big Game numbers drawn November 7 to win the $150,000 prize. That day’s winning numbers were: 13, 24, 26, 32, 44 and the Big Money Ball number was 16.
"It was crazy, I couldn’t believe it," said Webster when he came to Michigan Lottery headquarters to claim his prize. "My family didn’t believe me until I got a winning numbers report from the store."
Webster picked his own Big Game numbers, and purchased the winning ticket at 1-Stop Food Store #15, 3910 Fenton Road, in Flint.
In Saginaw, James Joswiak matched the first five numbers drawn in The Big Game on November 14. That day’s winning numbers were: 12, 16, 22, 24, 45, and the Big Money Ball number was 18.
"I caught the winning numbers on WNEM’s 11 o’clock news, but I wasn’t sure if I’d written them down correctly," said Joswiak. "I called the Lottery Link Hotline (800-822-8888) to confirm the winning numbers, and then I woke up my wife!"
Joswiak, 62, is the owner of Bay Glass Company in Bay City. He said he and his wife have no immediate plans for their winnings other than to "have a very merry Christmas!"
The winning Big Game ticket was purchased at 7-Eleven, 3136 Shattuck Road, in Saginaw.
The Big Game offers nine ways to win cash prizes. Players pay $1 for each play, and choose five numbers from 1 to 50, as well as one additional number from 1 to 25.
Tonight’s (November 21) Big Game drawing is estimated at $15 million.
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