Lucky winner claims prize

LANSING, September 17, 2007 – One winner has claimed his $255,001 Fantasy 5 prize after matching all five numbers in the October 8 drawing.

The lucky anonymous winner said he was “shocked” to discover he had won.  He plans to use the prize money to pay off bills.

The player said he has been playing the Lottery for 20 years and used his birthdate and his friend’s birthdate to select his numbers.

The anonymous winner purchased the lucky own pick ticket at Beer, Wine and Beyond, 26310 Van Dyke Ave., in Center Line.

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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