LANSING, July 18, 2002 – The Michigan Lottery keeps rolling out the dough to lucky Michigan Rolldown winners! Leslie Elshire of Battle Creek matched all five numbers in the July 9 Michigan Rolldown drawing to win a $15,516 jackpot prize! The winning numbers for that day’s drawing were: 8, 16, 21, 22 and 23.
In total for the July 9 drawing, 15,959 winners shared $51,913 in prizes. In addition to the sole jackpot winner, 32 winners matched four numbers to win a $199 prize; 1,567 winners matched three numbers to win a $10 prize; and 14,359 winners matched two numbers to win the $1 prize.
The winning ticket was purchased at Felpausch #302, 5700 Beckley Road Bldg. F, in Battle Creek. Elshire said he saw the winning numbers in the Battle Creek Enquirer and then compared them to the numbers on his ticket.
The lucky 80-year-old retiree, who enjoys traveling and playing golf and bingo in his free time, said he hid the ticket in a dresser drawer in his home at all times to ensure its safety before turning it in at the Lottery’s regional office in Wyoming. He added that though he has no special plans for his winnings at this time, there is no doubt he and his wife, Dorothy, will enjoy their newfound wealth!
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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