LANSING, January 27, 2003 – A lucky Howell lady in was excited when she learned that she had matched five of six numbers in the Michigan Lottery’s first WINFALL drawing on Wednesday, January 22 to win a $32,256 prize! The winning numbers for that drawing were: 8, 13, 18, 23, 44 and 45.
In total for the January 22, 2003 WINFALL drawing, there were 18 lucky winners who will each receive $32,256 for matching five numbers; 924 winners who will each receive $1,319 for matching four numbers; and 15,629 winners who will each receive $70 for matching three numbers.
The lucky lady, owner of C & M Associates, purchased the winning “easy pick” ticket at Wixom Shell, 28055 S. Wixom Road, in Wixom.
“I was checking the winning numbers for that day’s drawing on the Michigan Lottery’s Web site,” said the 45-year-old winner. “I was excited when I learned that I had matched five of six numbers!”
The winner, who enjoys golfing in her free time, said she kept the winning ticket in her pocket at all times to ensure its safety prior to turning it in at the Lottery’s regional office in Dearborn Heights. She added that she currently has no special plans for her winnings.
WINFALL drawings are held twice a week – Wednesday and Saturday – at 7:29 p.m., and the cost to play is $1 per wager. Tickets are available at more than 7,200 Lottery retailers statewide.
Since it was created in 1972, the Michigan Lottery has returned over $11 billion to the state School Aid Fund, which supports K-12 public education in the state of Michigan.
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