LANSING, July 27, 1999 – Wasan Lang of Wixom knew she had won something on The Big Game ticket she purchased – she just didn’t realize how much! Lang matched the first five numbers in the July 16 Big Game drawing to win the $150,000 prize. That day’s winning numbers were: 2, 6, 7, 17, 18 and the Big Money Ball number was 1.
"I saw the winning numbers in the newspaper," Lang said. "I knew that I had won something for matching five numbers, but I had no idea it was $150,000. I was completely surprised and started screaming when I found out how much I had actually won!"
The Wixom resident purchased the winning Big Game "easy pick" ticket at Wolverine OK Party Store, 297 Glengary Road, in Walled Lake.
Prior to turning the winning ticket in at Lottery headquarters in Lansing, Lang placed it in a deck of cards for safe-keeping. The lucky lady said she plans to buy a house with her winnings. She urges other Lottery hopefuls to "keep playing!"
The Big Game is a multistate lottery game in Michigan, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Virginia. Wagers cost $1 each and tickets may be purchased at more than 6,400 Michigan Lottery retailers statewide.
Big Game drawings are conducted every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. The next Big Game drawing is tonight, July 27, with an expected jackpot of $71 million!
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