Melvin Hicks Of Detroit Wins $6,649 Jackpot in October 21 Michigan Rolldown Drawing!

LANSING, October 24, 2002 – Melvin Hicks of Detroit raked in the dough upon winning a $6,649 Michigan Rolldown jackpot prize in the October 21 drawing. Hicks split the jackpot prize with one other winner in this drawing, and the winning numbers were: 3, 10, 20, 22, and 28.

"I saw the winning numbers on television and was shocked to learn I had matched all five numbers," he exclaimed.

The total pool for the October 21 Michigan Rolldown drawing was $13,298, so each jackpot winner received $6,649 before taxes. In total for this drawing, 14,288 winners shared $45,902 in prizes. In addition to the two jackpot winners, 58 winners matched four numbers to win a $94 prize; 1,436 winners matched three numbers to win a $10 prize; and 12,792 winners matched two numbers to win the $1 prize.

Hicks, an avid hunter, purchased the winning "easy pick" ticket at Savaya Market, 19441 Plymouth Road, in Detroit.

Hicks, a 59-year-old retired police officer, kept the winning ticket on a table in his home prior to claiming his winnings at the Lottery’s regional office in Dearborn Heights. The lucky winner added that he plans to invest his winnings.

Michigan Rolldown’s first drawing was held on February 28, 2000. Drawings are held seven days a week at 7:29 p.m. The cost to play is $1.00 per wager. Tickets are available at more than 7,000 Lottery retailers statewide.

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