A Hesperia man, who plays the Lottery as his hobby, didn’t have any special feeling about the Golden 9’s instant game ticket that he bought last week. However, today he feels a bit differently since the ticket was a $300,000 winner!
“When I looked at it I thought I was seeing things,” said the player, who wishes to remain anonymous. “So I took it in to have it scanned. When they told me it really was a winner, I just stood there stunned.”
The winner, who currently lives in a mobile home with his wife and daughter, has decided to buy a home, send his wife to visit her sister out of state and also purchase a newer car for his wife.
The winning ticket was sold at McCormick located at 232 E. Bard in Muskegon.
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