$136,422 prize claimed

LANSING, September 22, 2008 – Mohamed Maisari is a very lucky Fantasy 5 player! He and another lucky player matched all five numbers in the July 22 drawing and split the jackpot. His half was worth $136,422!

The Dearborn man told Lottery officials that he “randomly picked his own numbers” and couldn’t believe his luck when he read of his good fortune in the morning paper. He said he started shaking immediately!

Maisari has big plans for his prize money. He’s going to pay bills and buy “hair” so he has a full head of it! Maisari enjoys vintage cars and working.

The lucky winner purchased the own pick ticket at Dearborn Fuels Inc., 14545 Ford Rd., in Dearborn.

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 https://www.michiganlottery.com/.

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