LANSING, September 10, 2010 – Jeff Tanton’s wife had a feeling they would win the Lottery.
Mrs. Tanton had a good feeling about the September 3 drawing, so she sent her husband to buy a Mega Millions ticket, using a draw slip with her own picks. The next morning, the Clyde man found out he matched five while ball numbers on the September 3 Mega Millions drawing. He credits the $250,000 win and good fortune to his wife.
“I just had a good feeling about those numbers,” said Mrs. Tanton. “Our prayers are answered.”
The Tantons plan to pay off debt with the winnings and save the rest.
The winning own-pick ticket was sold at D-Brothers Party Store, 6971 Lapeer Rd., in Kimball.
Over 94 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 2009, the contribution to schools was $724.5 million. Since its inception in 1972, the Lottery has contributed more than $15 billion to education in Michigan.
For additional information, please visit the Lottery’s Web site at https://www.michiganlottery.com/.
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