Winner claims big bucks

LANSING, August 31, 2007- A very lucky player is $146,730 richer after he matched all five numbers in the August 19 Fantasy 5 drawing.

The winner, who chose to remain anonymous, was “shocked” with the win. He plans to donate some of his money to his church and pay for dental care for himself and his granddaughter.

The winning easy pick ticket was purchased at Sam’s N Supermarket, 862 North Ave., in Battle Creek.

Fantasy 5 drawings are conducted seven days a week. Jackpots start at $100,000 and grow by approximately $5,000 daily.

All proceeds from the Lottery are contributed to the state School Aid Fund which supports kindergarten through 12th grade public education in Michigan. In fiscal year 2006, the contribution was $688 million.

For additional information, please visit the Lottery’s Web site at

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