She likes to play Michigan Lottery Bingo games, but she wasn’t leaving the house that day. That’s when the player, who wishes to remain anonymous, decided to give her daughter the money to purchase a Bingo Fever ticket for her.
The player then forgot all about the ticket until she received a phone call from her daughter the next day. “We had just talked so I asked her why she was calling me back,” Mom said.
It seems that daughter had scratched off the ticket and had some news “Mama, you just hit!” her daughter informed her. Mom was in disbelief when she heard that the ticket was worth $300,000.
“I go online to the Michigan Lottery Web site to check on the top remaining ticket prizes,” said the winner. “I only play the tickets that have big prizes left, but I still couldn’t believe it when she told me I’d won $300,000.”
The winner intends to buy a new home and car, and some nice things for her daughter!
The winning ticket was purchased at Franklin Big Save located at 747 S. Division Ave. in Grand Rapids.
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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