LANSING, December 29, 1998 – A Westland man recently received his best holiday gift this season when he won the $250,000 top prize in the Michigan Lottery’s "Jingle Bills" instant game!
The winner, who requested anonymity, purchased the winning ticket at Luxor Food & Liquor Shop, 3174 Dix Hwy., in Lincoln Park.
"I bought the ticket before work and scratched it off when I got there," he said. "When I first looked at it I couldn’t believe the amount! It had too many zeros to believe that it was really true! It has been a week since I scratched it off and it still really feels strange to actually be the winner!"
The Westland man, an avid golfer, said he has been regularly playing Michigan Lottery instant tickets for the past 10 years. Prior to turning the winning ticket in at Lottery headquarters in Lansing, the Westland man said he put it in a drawer in his house for safe-keeping.
The winner said he plans to use his winnings to pay bills, make car repairs and pay for his children’s college tuition.
"Jingle Bills" is a popular $5 holiday-themed ticket with a top instant prize of $250,000! Michigan Lottery instant tickets are available at more than 9,300 Michigan Lottery retailers statewide.
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