LANSING, October 13, 1999 — A Detroit man made the catch of the day when he reeled in the $100,000 top prize in the Michigan Lottery’s Cash 5 game!
The 60-year-old winner, who requested anonymity, matched all five numbers in the October 7 Cash 5 drawing — 6, 11, 21, 26 and 33. The winning Cash 5 "easy pick" ticket was purchased at Toma Foods, 4200 Schaefer Road, in Dearborn.
"I had a good idea of what my numbers were without even having the ticket in front of me," the winner said. "I saw the results on WDIV-TV 4. I got my ticket and checked the numbers, but I had to look at it again to believe what I was seeing — that is when I realized I had matched all five numbers! I told my wife right away that we had won, and she didn’t believe me at first."
When not fishing or watching sporting events, the lucky man said he enjoys playing Michigan Lottery games. He has been a regular Lottery player for the past 27 years and he truly enjoys the wide variety of games the Lottery offers.
The winner, a Ford Motor Company employee, said he plans to save part of his winnings and spend the rest on fun things for him and his wife. He added that his wife would really like to take a cruise!
Prior to turning the winning ticket in a Lottery headquarters in Lansing, the winner placed it in the pocket of one of his jackets and then hid the jacket in a "safe place."
The Detroit man offered the following words of wisdom to other Lottery hopefuls: "Don’t give up hope, but don’t go overboard either! It is always good to put a little money away."
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.