LANSING, June 13, 2000 — The letters B-I-N-G-O brought Pam Somerlott of Osseo a lot of Lottery dough! The lucky lady recently scratched off a Michigan Lottery "Wild Bingo" instant ticket to reveal she had won a $21,000 top prize!
"I couldn’t believe what I was seeing," Somerlott said. "I looked at the ticket three times before I realized it was a winner! I just kept checking it over and over." The 41-year-old winner said she really enjoys playing Michigan Lottery games and the instant games are her favorites.
The homemaker purchased the winning "Wild Bingo" ticket at Park Dock & Shop, 2800 Hudson Road, in Hillsdale.
Prior to turning the winning ticket in at the Lottery’s regional office in Lansing, Somerlott said she kept it underneath the microwave in her home to ensure its safety.
Somerlott said she doesn’t have any special plans for her winnings at this time. She added that she hasn’t had time to decide what she wants to do with it.
Michigan Lottery instant tickets are available at more than 9,300 Michigan Lottery retailers statewide.