LANSING, April 15, 2002 – Jeff Killips of Sault Ste. Marie recently scratched off a very lucky "Rainbow Riches" instant ticket to reveal a $17,000 top prize!
The winning ticket was purchased at Mid Point Convenience, 11 West M 80, in Sault Ste. Marie .
"I was in the driveway at my girlfriend’s house when I scratched the ticket, and the first thing I thought was, ‘This must be a misprint!’" Killips said. "I went into her house and said to her, ‘See if you see what I see.’ She said she did, and that’s when I got really excited! I don’t get excited about too much, but I certainly did when I realized I had won $17,000!"
The lucky 35-year-old winner, who enjoys snowmobiling in his free time, said he plans to use his winnings to pay bills. He added that he kept the winning ticket in a safe at his home before turning it in at one of the Lottery’s bank claim centers in the Upper Peninsula—but that he "probably should have hidden it better!"
"Rainbow Riches" is just one of many Michigan Lottery instant games available at more than 9,000 Michigan Lottery retailers statewide.
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