LANSING, April 14, 1998 – Three lucky Michigan Lottery players from Macomb County have recently won prizes ranging from $25,000 to $1,000 a week for life! The winners include:
- Gary Shah of Sterling Heights won $150,000 in The Big Game;
- Glennda Horton of Mt. Clemens won the top prize of $25,000 in the "Lucky Number Bingo" instant game; and
- an anonymous Clinton Township woman won the top prize of $1,000 a week for life in the "Cash for Life" instant game.
Sterling Heights resident Gary Shah is the latest player to collect the $150,000 prize in The Big Game, by matching the first five numbers in the March 24 drawing. That day’s winning numbers were: 15, 16, 27, 36, 45, and the Big Money Ball number was 1.
Shah, 45, has been a regular Michigan Lottery player for 20 years. "I picked up the winning numbers report at Meijer and took it to my car. I checked my ticket about 10 times, then I locked my door!" said Shah. "I said ‘Wait a minute, this can’t be right.’ It was such a shock!"
Shah said he will use his prize money to purchase a new car and assist family members with college expenses.
The winning Big Game "easy pick" ticket was purchased at Sterling Heights Liquor Shop, 33870 Dequindre Road, in Sterling Heights.
Two years of playing Michigan Lottery instant games has really paid off for Glennda Horton of Mt. Clemens. She’s the most recent winner of the $25,000 top prize in the Lucky Number Bingo instant game.
The 20-year-old manager of a Subway store said she was "shocked" by her win.
The winning "Lucky Number Bingo" ticket was purchased at Groesbeck Deli, 31007 Groesbeck Highway, in Fraser.
In Clinton Township, a local housewife said she felt "sick" with excitement after learning she’s the most recent winner of $1,000 a week for life in the "Cash for Life" instant game!
"I scratched off the winning ticket in my car and called my son right away from my car phone," said the winner. "I told him I felt sick because I thought I had won a lot of money but I wasn’t sure. He said to bring the ticket to his office, and then he drove me right to Michigan Lottery headquarters in Lansing to collect my prize."
The 67-year-old winner, who requested anonymity, said she’ll share her prize money with family members, purchase a camper for family trips and add to savings. She enjoys collecting antiques and spending time with her grandchildren.
The winning "Cash for Life" ticket was purchased at Bunzo’s Food Store, 20689 15 Mile Road, in Clinton Township.
Michigan Lottery tickets are available at more than 9,000 retailers statewide.
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