LANSING, April 11, 2003 – A lucky Lansing woman is now a little richer thanks to the Michigan Lottery’s WINFALL game. After matching five of six numbers in the WINFALL drawing on Saturday, February 1, she won a $24,113 prize! The winning numbers for that drawing were: 1, 17, 24, 29, 42 and 44.
In total for the February 1, 2003 WINFALL drawing, there were 25 lucky winners who will each receive $24,113 for matching five numbers; 1,304 winners who will each receive $970 for matching four numbers; and 24,234 winners who will each receive $47 for matching three numbers.
The lucky lady, who requested anonymity, purchased the winning "easy-pick" ticket at Speedway #8796, 2558 E. Jolly Road, in Lansing.
The happy winner told Lottery officials that she had forgotten about the WINFALL ticket until she saw a recent episode of "Friends" in which the characters on the show pooled their money to buy lottery tickets.
"The ‘Friends’ episode reminded me to check some of my old Lottery tickets," said the winner. "I was completely shocked to discover I had matched five of six numbers in the February 1 drawing to win $24,113!"
Prior to turning the winning ticket in at the Lottery’s regional office in Lansing, the winner said she kept it with her at all times to ensure its safety. She added that she plans to use her winnings to pay for her children’s college education.
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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