LANSING, September 9, 1999 — Clean out your car, your wallet, your desk drawer, or wherever it is you keep your old Lottery tickets. One of your old Big Game tickets could very well be a $150,000 winner!
The soon-to-expire ticket was purchased at Bazzy’s Mobil, 33400 Plymouth Road, in Livonia, for the September 11, 1998 Big Game drawing. This ticket matched the first five winning numbers in that night’s Big Game drawing: 21, 31, 34, 35, 43 and big money ball number 4.
Time is quickly running out for the lucky individual holding this ticket! Michigan Lottery on-line prizes are valid for a period of one year from the draw date. Since the one-year anniversary of the September 11, 1998 draw date falls on a Saturday, when Lottery offices are closed, the winner will have until the close of business, Monday, September 13, to claim his or her prize.
"I am urging each and every Lottery player who purchased a ticket at Bazzy’s Mobil in Livonia to take a couple minutes this weekend to check their old Big Game tickets," said Michigan Lottery Commissioner Don Gilmer. "The time you take to check your tickets could end up being the most valuable time you have ever spent!"
If Michigan Lottery prizes are not claimed within the one-year period, they revert to the state School Aid Fund. In the case of a Big Game prize, in which all Big Game states have contributed to funding the prize, Michigan’s allotted share of the prize money will be transferred to the School Aid Fund.
For more information about any unclaimed Michigan Lottery prize, players can call (517) 335-5640.