Moral of the story: Check your ticket!

Fantasy 5His favorite Lottery game to play is Mega Millions, but he took a chance on Fantasy 5 and walked away $100,000 richer!

A player from Manchester, who wishes to remain anonymous, carried a winning Fantasy 5 ticket around for several days without knowing it. “I usually only check my tickets about once a week,” he said.

He was at work one day when a friend told him that he should check his ticket because there had been a winner at the store where he purchased his ticket. “So I checked it then, and found out I was a winner,” the lucky player stated.

The winning ticket was sold at Total Petro 4241 located at 15100 S. Wright Rd. in Eagle.

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 additional information, please visit the Lottery’s Web site at

“The Michigan Lottery. All across the state good things happen.”

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

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