Kinde man claims Fantasy prize!

LANSING, February 4, 2011 – Ricky Rice matched all five numbers on the February 1 Fantasy 5 drawing to win a $125,804 prize!

The Kinde man received a phone call on Wednesday morning from the owner of CJs Party Store, the retailer who sold the winning ticket.

“She said that they had sold a winning Fantasy 5 ticket and asked if I had purchased my tickets,” said Rice. “I had her read the winning numbers to me and couldn’t believe it when the numbers she read off matched all my numbers.”

Rice plans to use his Fantasy prize to pay for a fantasy car. Three months ago he ordered a brand new Chevy Camero convertible.

The winning easy-pick ticket was purchased at CJ’s Party Shore of Kinde, 261 Main St., in Kinde.

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