LANSING, July 23, 2002 – Middleville has been a lucky Lottery city this month! Just days after one lucky man won a $175,000 prize in the Mega Millions game, another lucky Middleville man matched all five numbers in the July 19 Michigan Rolldown drawing to win a $16,655 jackpot prize! The winning numbers for that day’s drawing were: 1, 14, 17, 22 and 26.
In total for the July 19 Michigan Rolldown drawing, 16,568 winners shared $55,817 in prizes. In addition to the sole jackpot winner, 41 winners matched four numbers to win a $166 prize; 1,583 winners matched three numbers to win an $11 prize; and 14,943 winners matched two numbers to win the $1 prize.
The winning "easy pick" ticket was purchased at Speedway #3568, 615 S. Broadway St., in Middleville.
"I took my ticket to the store to find out if it was a winner," the lucky man said. "I was very surprised to find out the ticket was worth so much!"
The 49-year-old sportsman, who requested anonymity, works for Menasha Corporation and said he enjoys fishing and hunting in his free time. He said that he kept the winning ticket in a lock box at all times to ensure its safety before turning it in at the Lottery’s regional office in Wyoming. He added that he plans to use part of his winnings to pay bills, and will "have fun" with the remainder!
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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