When this Michigan Lottery player had a little extra time during a recent shopping trip, she decided to check her Fantasy 5 numbers. She asked a clerk to double check her ticket for her and when he did, she couldn’t believe the clerk’s response. She had matched all five numbers that made her the lucky winner of the Fantasy 5 game’s $105,000 jackpot for the March 31 drawing.
The newly retired player, who wishes to remain anonymous, was “very excited” when she found out about her win. In fact, she couldn’t sleep during the weekend as she waited for the Lottery office to open on Monday so she could claim her prize.
She plans to use her winnings for home improvement projects.
The winning ticket was sold at Vinny’s Market located at 6011 Lakeshore Rd. in Lakeport.
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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