Manitou Beach woman wins $100,000 after lucky mistake!

Lisa Robinson was disappointed when the store clerk made a mistake selling her a Lottery ticket.

Her favorite game is $2 Cash Word; she has been playing it for years. “But the clerk gave me a $3 Cashword ticket instead of what I usually buy,” she said. Robinson decided to make the best of it, and accepted the ticket.

It proved to be the luckiest mistake of her life. “I knew it was a winning ticket when I scratched it off, but I double checked it about a hundred times,” she stated.

Robinson won $100,000 playing $100,000 Cashword. Her largest previous Lottery win was $1,000. She intends to use her winnings to help her family and friends.

The winning ticket was sold by Lightning Quick Gas N Go located at 14611 US Hwy. 223 in Manitou Beach.

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.

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Contact:  Andi Brancato, PR Director  517-335-5648
Agency:  Michigan Lottery Public Relations

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