Lucky winner claims cash

LANSING, April 8, 2008 – A very happy winner attributes his $232,050 Lottery win to a lucky bamboo plant.

The anonymous player purchased the bamboo, which the clerk told him would bring luck, at the same store where he purchased his winning Fantasy 5 ticket!

The winner said he plays the game daily and plans to use his winnings to pay off his wife’s new car and invest.

The winning easy pick ticket was purchased at Mid Warren Party Store, 6883 Middlebelt Rd., in Garden City.

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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