Aftab Sheikh of Warren is a Little Richer After Playing Michigan Lottery's "Livin' Lucky" Instant Game!

LANSING, July 16, 2002 – It’s summertime, and the livin’ is lucky for Aftab Sheikh of Warren! Sheikh recently scratched off a Michigan Lottery "Livin’ Lucky" instant game ticket to reveal a $300,000 top prize.

The winning ticket was purchased at Mega Mile Gas & Mart, 3000 E. 8 Mile Road, in Detroit.

"I purchased the ticket over the weekend when I stopped at the gas station," Sheikh said. "I only bought one ticket, and I scratched it off right away. When I suspected it was a winner, I didn’t want to draw attention to myself, so I took the ticket to ask my neighbor if he thought it was a winner as well. He told me, ‘You have a big winner, I swear!’ I immediately called my family in Pakistan to share the good news!"

The lucky 37-year-old business owner said he kept the ticket hidden behind a photo in his home before turning it in at Lottery headquarters in Lansing. He added that he plans to use his winnings to pay bills and buy a new home. There is no doubt he and his family will enjoy their newfound fortune!

"Livin’ Lucky" is just one of many Michigan Lottery instant games available at more than 9,000 Michigan Lottery retailers statewide.

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