Lake Orion man claims $241,901

LANSING, April 28, 2008 – The April 20 Fantasy 5 ticket worth $241,901 has been claimed by an anonymous Lake Orion man.

The lucky regular Lottery player learned of his good fortune after calling the Lottery’s toll free hotline. He said that once he heard his numbers, he almost fainted with the shock!

The winner enjoys fishing and investing in his free time and plans to pay bills, purchase a new vehicle and build his retirement home on land he already owns in Arizona.

The lucky winning easy pick ticket was purchased at Kroger #649, 3097 Baldwin, in Orion.

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.

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