Every night Lois Decker and her husband Gerald meet in front of their television set to watch a game show and then look for the results of the Lottery drawings. On Good Friday, Decker finally saw what she had been looking for: the five numbers of the Fantasy 5 drawing matched the five numbers on her ticket. She had just won $100,000!
“It was so exciting, I screamed and cried,” said Decker.
The Taylor woman used her grandchildren’s birth dates as her lucky numbers. She plans to use the money to eliminate her debts and pay off her truck.
The winning ticket was bought at Sax Discount located at 22525 Wick Rd. in Taylor.
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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