LANSING, July 13, 1999 – A Willis woman is enjoying a bit of extra pocket cash after winning the $100,000 top prize in the Michigan Lottery’s Cash 5 game!
The winner, who requested anonymity, matched all five numbers in the June 28 drawing – 1, 13, 18, 26 and 27. The winning Cash 5 ticket was purchased at Country Farm Supermarket, 9090 Rawsonville Road, in Belleville.
"I watched the Cash 5 drawing on television," she said. "I couldn’t believe I had matched all five numbers – I was so surprised!"
The retiree said she has been playing Michigan Lottery games for the past five years and she truly enjoys the variety of games the Lottery offers. She added that she has a lucky set of numbers she plays on the Cash 5 game, and those were the numbers that won. She bases them on the birthdays of her husband, grandson, children and herself.
Prior to turning in the winning ticket at Lottery headquarters in Lansing, the lucky lady, who enjoys knitting and reading in her spare time, kept it in a safe deposit box. The avid plate collector said she doesn’t have any special plans for her winnings at this time.
The winner offered the following words of wisdom to other Lottery hopefuls: "It’s all luck – I never expected to win!"
Cash 5 drawings are conducted every Monday through Friday at 7:28 p.m. Players can win $100,000 for matching all five winning numbers; $350 for matching four of five numbers drawn; or $20 for matching three of five numbers drawn. Tickets are available for Cash 5 and other Michigan Lottery on-line games at more than 6,400 Lottery retailers throughout the state.
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