Fantasy 5 winner’s first thought is charity!

Fantasy 5A 36-year-old Westland man was ecstatic to win the Fantasy 5 jackpot drawn on October 18.

In fact, he was so overjoyed, he did something he’d always wanted to do. Even before he received his Lottery check, he gave $1,000 to the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor.

The player, who prefers to remain anonymous, didn’t even know the size of his windfall ($105,000) until he spoke with Lottery staff. However, when he tried to check his ticket using a “Lucky Spot” machine, and the machine directed him to see the Lottery retailer, he figured he had won enough to give to the hospital which he greatly admires.

The winning ticket was sold at Kroger #456 located at 200 S. Merriman Rd. in Westland.

In fiscal year 2012, the Lottery’s contribution to schools was approx. $770 million. Since its inception in 1972, the Lottery has contributed more than $17 billion to education in Michigan.

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