Fantasy 5 prize claimed

LANSING, May 1, 2008 – The first half of the April 27 Fantasy 5 jackpot has been claimed. Two people matched the numbers 02 07 12 17, and 28 and split the jackpot.

An anonymous Midland man has no immediate plans for the $61,017 he collected as his half of the win.

The winner is a regular Lottery player who hid the own-pick ticket in his pocket before redeeming it at Lottery Central in Lansing. In his free time, the lucky man enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, and spending time with his grandson.

The winning ticket was purchased at Meijer #108, 7300 Eastman Ave., in Midland.

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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