Junior Tyson only plays the Lottery every now and then, and he had never won. But one night he had a strange dream, a dream about numbers. So on his way to work at the factory the next morning, Tyson stopped and bought a Mega Millions Lottery ticket, playing the numbers that he had dreamt of the night before.
He checked the numbers in the paper, and when he saw that they were his numbers… “I just started smiling,” he said. That dream made Tyson a big winner! He matched the five white ball numbers in the Mega Millions drawing of July 27 to win $250,000! The first person he told about his good fortune was his nephew, who thought he was joking.
When asked how he felt about winning, Tyson stated, “It’s not like I thought it would be.” So he has decided to take everything in stride. He plans to use the money to purchase a new roof for his home and a trip to Florida.
The winning ticket was sold at Warren Market at 28069 Mound Rd. in Warren. In a strange twist, this was the second winning ticket that has been sold at the Warren Market in a month. The other was a Fantasy 5 ticket, sold in early July that was worth $220,939.
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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