The retired postal worker has no special system for playing the Lottery. He doesn’t even play the same numbers all the time. He simply chooses numbers that he likes that particular day and plays them.
On July 27 the player, who wishes to remain anonymous, was watching the Lottery drawing on TV. When the winning numbers were shown, he “just about fainted.” He had won $110,000 playing Fantasy 5!
Since his wife was out of town and he “had to tell somebody” he called his mother who asked “are you kidding?” He told her he was not, but then re-checked the numbers again because he still couldn’t quite believe it.
The winning ticket was sold at Spirits Shoppe located at 3550 Gratiot Ave. in Port Huron.
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.
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