LANSING, February 4, 2003 – A lucky Hastings man was stunned to learn he 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 happy winner, who works for General Motors Corporation, purchased the winning “easy pick” ticket at
The Superette, 205 N. Michigan Ave., in Hastings.
“I looked up the winning numbers for that day’s drawing on the Michigan Lottery’s Web site (www.michigan.gov/lottery), ” said the winner. “I couldn’t believe it! I had to look at the ticket several times before it sank in that I had actually won.”
The winner, who said he enjoys attending auto shows and working on computers in his free time, added that he kept the winning ticket in a lock box prior to turning it in at the Lottery’s regional office in Lansing. The lucky man plans to use his winnings to pay bills.
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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