LANSING, December 10, 1998 – The members of the Sobe Lottery Club in Frankfort are $100,000 richer after winning the top prize in the Michigan Lottery’s Cash 5 game!
Judy Keillor and Charlie Stratton, the two members of the Sobe Lottery Club, matched all five numbers – 10, 15, 21, 34 and 36 – in the November 30 drawing. The winning Cash 5 "easy pick" ticket was purchased at Frankfort Shell MM, 1229 Forest Ave., in Frankfort.
"I watch every Cash 5 drawing waiting for the club’s numbers to come up," Keillor, the club representative said. "I was stunned and in a daze when I saw the numbers on my ticket being drawn. I sat there for a half hour after the drawing ended, unable to move or talk!"
Prior to collecting their prize at Lottery headquarters in Lansing, the employees from H.W. Jencks in Frankfort said they put the winning ticket in an envelope and kept it in a safe place.
Keillor and Stratton already have plans for their winnings. Keillor said she is going to pay bills, buy new furniture and purchase Christmas gifts for her children. Stratton said he is going to buy a new truck and put the rest away in a college fund for his children.
The club members said they play Cash 5, Michigan Lotto and The Big Game regularly, and they offered the following advice to other Lottery hopefuls: "Keep playing, don’t give up and play Cash 5!"
Cash 5 drawings are conducted every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Odds to win the $100,000 top prize are one in 575,757. Tickets are available at more than 6,400 Michigan Lottery retailers statewide.
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