A whole week after the drawing, Mr. Fisher sat down at his home computer to check his Powerball tickets. Upon checking the third ticket in the pile, he couldn’t believe his eyes. He checked it, put it down, then checked it again. Then he took a deep breath and loudly called to his wife. In a panic, she rushed to him, asking, “What’s wrong, are you OK?” He could barely contain his excitement and said, “Honey, we won the lottery!”
Mr. Fisher plans on paying off debts, remodeling his home and setting up a college fund for his son.
The winning easy-pick ticket was purchased at South Michigan Falcons LLC, located at 8739 West Main Street, in Kalamazoo.
Please note as of Sunday, January 15, 2012 in honor of Powerball’s 20th birthday, several changes are being made to the game. Tickets for the redesigned game now cost $2 a wager. The Power Play option remains the same at an extra $1 per wager. The Powerball jackpots now start at $40 million with better odds, and are easier to win.
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 2011, the contribution to schools was over $727.3 million. Since its inception in 1972, the Lottery has contributed over $16 billion to education in Michigan.
For information on all Lottery games, please visit the Lottery’s Web site at www.michiganlottery.com.
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Contact: Andi Brancato, PR Director 517-335-5648
Agency: Michigan Lottery Public Relations