The winner plays Fantasy 5 every day, using family birthdays as his lucky numbers. He has been playing the game since 2004 when it was first introduced, and he never doubted that he would win.
That day finally came on October 7, 2011 when the player won $110,000! The player, who wishes to remain anonymous, looked online for the winning numbers after he returned from a trip with his wife. When he told her what he had found, she replied, “No way!”
Players have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes. The fortunate individual from Hale, knowing he would collect the prize money in 2012, took his family on an exciting vacation and bought a boat. He will put the rest of the money in savings.
The winning ticket was sold at Tenuta’s Foodlane located at 3515 Sashabaw Rd. in Waterford.
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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