Terri Warner doesn’t usually play the Lottery. She only purchases Lottery tickets on “special occasions.” So, in honor of her fiancé’s birthday, she decided to buy a Fantasy 5 Easy Pick ticket on February 9.
His birthday turned out to be her lucky day! Warner won $66,151! She split the original $132,302 jackpot with another player in Plymouth playing the numbers 03,13,26,27,36.
The lucky Auburn Hills woman had no idea that she had won anything. “I checked the ticket at a Lucky Spot machine on a whim,” she said. When she asked the clerk to scan the ticket to find out how much she had won, the only answer he could give her was, “It must be big. We can’t cash it here.”
Warner, thinking she had won a whopping sum like $1,200, high-tailed it to her nearest Michigan Lottery Regional Office in Sterling Heights, only to be informed that they couldn’t cash tickets worth more than $50,000. If Warner had been ecstatic about $1,200, she was in total disbelief about more than $66,000! “I was happy thinking I had enough to buy a new mattress, but now…, it’s hard to believe all this could happen in one day.”
Warner plans to use her money to have some fun. The first purchase on the agenda: a new Harley-Davidson motorcycle!
The winning ticket was sold at the Gridiron Bar located at 93 E. Montcalm St. in Pontiac.