LANSING, May 9, 2002 – Michigan Rolldown players continue to rake in the dough! A lucky Grand Rapids man matched all five numbers in the April 10 Michigan Rolldown drawing to win a $17,738 jackpot prize, before taxes! The winning numbers for that day’s drawing were: 8, 9, 24, 26 and 27.
In total for the April 10 drawing, 18,209 winners shared $60,496 in prizes. In addition to the sole jackpot winner, 50 winners matched four numbers to win a $145 prize; 1,735 winners matched three numbers to win an $11 prize; and 16,423 winners matched two numbers to win the $1 prize.
The winning ticket was purchased at Party Cooler Inc., 1001 Michigan St. NE, in Grand Rapids.
"I went to the store where I purchased the ticket to check the winning numbers," the winner said. "I was stunned and surprised when I learned I had a jackpot-winning ticket! I am very grateful to have won!"
The lucky winner, who requested anonymity and works as a production technician for Grand Rapids Metal, said he has played Michigan Lottery games for the past 25 years, and has played the same Michigan Rolldown number combination since October—demonstrating that persistence really does pay off! He added that he plans to use his winnings to pay bills, and that he enjoys body building and weight lifting in his free time.
Michigan Rolldown’s first drawing was held on February 28, 2000. Drawings are held six days a week—Monday through Saturday—at 7:28 p.m., and the cost to play is $1 per wager. Tickets are available at more than 7,000 Lottery retailers statewide.
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