Alpena Lottery Club Wins $150,000 Big Game Prize!

LANSING, February 16, 1999 – The 62 members of an Alpena lottery club are jumping for joy after winning a top Michigan Lottery prize!

The OI Club matched the first five numbers drawn in the January 29 Big Game drawing, collecting that game’s $150,000 prize.  That day’s winning numbers were: 4, 9, 12, 32, 47 and the Big Money Ball number was 27.

Club members, who work together at Ossineke Industries in Ossineke, include:

  • William Abend
  • Carrie LeTourneau
  • Steve Allen
  • Chad Lucas
  • Scott Barbeau
  • Paul Marquardt
  • Douglas Bebout
  • Mike McEwen
  • Douglas Bock
  • Andrew McLaren
  • Pat Brady
  • Brenda Misiak
  • Corey Chabot
  • Aaron Mott
  • Roger Chojnacki
  • Gary Mousseau
  • Tamara Chojnacki
  • Brian Niedzwiecki
  • Mark Copping
  • Terry Noble
  • Patricia Cornelius
  • Steve Oliver
  • Richard Cornelius
  • Scott O’Neil
  • Jeremy Cousineau
  • Paula Patzer
  • Steve Domrase
  • Geremy Pelleran
  • Larry Donajkowski
  • Thomas Pelleran
  • Allen Douglas

  • James Peruski
  • Dave Durecki
  • Jim Price
  • Justin Dziesinski
  • David Rensberry
  • Richard Edmonds
  • Paul Richard
  • Jamie Fisher
  • Devin Robinette
  • Bryon Hanson
  • Scott Robinette
  • Don Harrison
  • Andy Rondeau
  • Bert Herriman
  • Brenda Rondeau
  • Tom Isaacs
  • Rick Rouleau
  • Steven Kendziorski
  • Wayne Suszek
  • Mark Kieliszewski
  • Kevin Swartzinski
  • Mike Kieliszewski
  • Theodore Townsend, Jr.
  • Robert Kowalski
  • David Trudeau
  • Paul Kraft
  • John Trudeau
  • Terry Krentz
  • Lois Trudeau
  • Robert LaBell
  • Tim Wieczorkowski

The club members range from 21 to 40 years of age and are a mixture of married and single individuals.

"On my way home from work I picked up a winning number report from the party store," Steve Allen, the club’s representative, said.  "When I saw that we had matched five numbers I made myself a drink, sat down and had my wife double-check the numbers!  I was so surprised – I swear my hair stood up!"

The winning Big Game "easy pick" ticket was purchased at Diamonds Point Shell, 2404 U.S. Highway 23 South, in Alpena.

Prior to turning the winning ticket in at Michigan Lottery headquarters in Lansing, the group locked the ticket in a safe deposit box.  The club members plan to use part of their winnings to throw a party for each other to celebrate their big win!

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.

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