LANSING, May 19, 2000 — A lucky Westland man now has a lot more cash in his pockets after he scratched off a Michigan Lottery "Fat Pockets" instant ticket to reveal he had won a $200,000 top prize!
"I scratched the ticket off shortly after leaving the party store," the winner said. "I thought I was going to have a heart attack when I realized what I had won!"
The 53-year-old winner, who requested anonymity, said he has been playing Michigan Lottery games for the past 20 years, and his favorites are the Daily 4 game and, of course, the instant games! The mechanic for the Wayne County Road Commission purchased the winning ticket at Ford West Party Store, 35071 Ford Road, in Westland. Prior to turning the winning ticket in at Lottery headquarters in Lansing, the winner said he kept it in a dresser drawer to ensure its safety.
The lucky man, who enjoys golfing in his free time, said he plans to use his winnings to make home improvements and pay back student loans.
"Fat Pockets" is just one of many Michigan Lottery instant tickets available at more than 9,300 Michigan Lottery retailers statewide.