Inkster man claims $285,668 prize

LANSING, February 27, 2008 – An anonymous man always knew he was going to win the Lottery and his dreams came true when he matched all five numbers in the Feb. 23 Fantasy 5 drawing. The lucky winner won a $285,668 prize!

The regular Lottery player hid his easy pick ticket in a phone book prior to cashing it in at Lottery Central in Lansing. He plans to fix his car and save the rest of his prize money for retirement.

The lucky winning ticket was purchased at ABA Petroleum Inc., 28474 Michigan Ave., in Inkster.

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

Over 95 cents of every dollar spent on Lottery tickets is returned to the state in the form of contributions to the state School Aid Fund, prizes to players and commissions to retailers. In fiscal year 2007, the contribution to schools was $748.9 million. Since its inception in 1972, the Lottery has contributed more than $14.3 billion to education in Michigan.

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

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