An “oops!” ticket yields player big bucks!

Fantasy 5“Extra money in my pocket allowed me to purchase a ticket that was printed in error at the Meijer in Westland. The clerk told me that it was going to be my lucky ticket – and sure it enough it was!”

That is what a Michigan Lottery winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, thought when she bought a Fantasy 5 ticket. She was elated when she found out that the “oops” ticket was the sole winner for the jackpot of $110,000 for the drawing on June 19.

It wasn’t until the end of her visit to Lottery headquarters in Lansing on June 22 when she was presented with her winnings that her good fortune became real. Paying off bills and buying a new vehicle are things she intends to do now.

The winning ticket was sold at Meijer #68 located at 37201 Warren Rd. in Westland.

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

“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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