94-Year-Old World War II Veteran Wins Detroit Tigers Season Tickets Playing Home Run Riches Raffle

Lottery Commissioner, Aric Nesbitt, presents Stanley Jastrzembski with Home Run Riches Raffle check.

Lottery Commissioner, Aric Nesbitt, presents Stanley Jastrzembski with Home Run Riches Raffle check.

A Muskegon man who received a Home Run Riches ticket for his 94th birthday got the gift of a lifetime when his ticket was selected as a winner of 2018 Detroit Tigers season tickets.

Stanley Jastrzembski, a lifelong Tigers fan, won the big prize with a ticket bought at the Wesco, located at 1858 Ruddiman Drive in North Muskegon.

“Winning makes me feel like $1 million,” said Jastrzembski. “This is a great gift!”

Jastrzembski’s winning raffle number was selected in the Home Run Riches April 12 bonus drawing. He chose to receive his prize as a cash payment of about $10,000 rather than season tickets.

“I’ve loved the Tigers my whole life,” said Jastrzembski. “I’ve cheered for them no matter their record.”

Jastrzembski will see his favorite team play at least one game in person this season. The Lottery and Detroit Tigers provided the World War II veteran with tickets for a game later this year.

“I can’t wait to get to the ballpark to see them play,” Jastrzembski said.

Lottery players have just a day left to get in the game with a Home Run Riches raffle ticket.

Lottery Commissioner, Aric Nesbitt, poses for a photo with Home Run Riches winner Stanley Jastrzembski and his son Mark Jastrzembski.

Lottery Commissioner, Aric Nesbitt, poses for a photo with Home Run Riches winner Stanley Jastrzembski and his son Mark Jastrzembski.

Lottery players may purchase tickets for the Home Run Riches raffle at Lottery retailers. Players may purchase a single play for $5 each, five plays for $20, 15 plays for $50, or 40 plays for $100. Tickets for the raffle will be sold through Wednesday. The jackpot drawing for Home Run Riches will take place on Thursday. The jackpot currently stands at nearly $100,000.

Each ticket for the 50/50 raffle offers a chance to win a jackpot that grows with every ticket sold.

An online version on the Home Run Riches game also is available at MichiganLottery.com. Fans will have a chance to win up $60,000 playing Home Run Riches online. Players will earn one entry into an online bonus drawing each day they play the game within each entry period. Bonus drawings will award 2017 World Series trips for two, and Detroit Tigers 2018 season ticket packages for two. Entry periods and drawing dates are:

  • April 25 – May 29 (Draw Date: May 31)
  • May 30 – July 5 (Draw Date: July 7)
  • July 6 – August 7 (Draw Date: August 9)

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