LANSING, January 29, 1999 – Carolyn Haggart of Metamora recently won big money with the Michigan Lottery’s Big Game! Haggart matched the first five numbers in the January 22 Big Game drawing to win the $150,000 prize. That day’s winning numbers were: 7, 16, 20, 23, 36 and the Big Money Ball number was 22.
"I saw the winning numbers in the Flint Journal," Haggart said. "When I compared what was printed in the paper to my ticket I was in total disbelief! The whole thing is pretty unbelievable to me!"
The 61-year-old winner purchased the winning Big Game "easy pick" ticket at Speedway #2375, 11911 S. Saginaw St., in Grand Blanc.
Prior to turning the ticket in at Michigan Lottery headquarters in Lansing, Haggart kept it in a safe deposit box. She said she doesn’t have any special plans for her winnings at this time – she is still "thinking about what to do with it."
The lucky winner offered the following advice for other Lottery hopefuls: "If you don’t play you can’t win! It only takes one ticket!"
The Big Game is a six-state lottery game which held its first drawing in September 1996. Lotteries in Michigan, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts and Virginia contribute to the joint prize pool. Big Game drawings are conducted every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m.
The next Big Game drawing will be conducted tonight, January 29 – the expected jackpot is $50 million!
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