Livonia woman claims $50,001

LANSING, May 8, 2008 – The second half of the April 23 Fantasy 5 has been claimed! An anonymous woman matched all five numbers and collected her $50,001 prize at Lottery Central!

The woman told Lottery officials she was “dumbfounded” when she learned of her win from a retailer. The regular Lottery player plays the same numbers, based on birthdays of her immediate family. She plans to pay bills and save the remaining prize money.

The lucky winning own-pick ticket was purchased at Sunshine Market, 27342 Joy Rd., in Redford.

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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