Albion man wins $300K in Lotto

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 16 April 2014 at 3:49 pm

ALBION – Bruce Good has worked in downtown Albion for many years as a real estate agent for Morrison Realty. He has been a faithful customer at Fischer’s Newsroom, buying a few scratch-off tickets most days.

Today, Good won the jackpot, a $300,000 prize on a Double Triple Cashword.

“I hit the mother lode,” Good said late this afternoon. “It’s a game changer. It’s nice to know there will be a nest egg for retirement and that I can help out some friends and family if they need it.”

Good thought the $5 ticket initially was worth $2,500. The game is like a crossword puzzle and the more words on the ticket, the better. (Click here to see a sample ticket.)

Good thought he had nine words, which is worth $2,500. It was also on a triple word, which jumped the prize to $7,500.

However Gary Withey, owner of Fischer’s, checked the ticket and it showed 10 words, the most possible. That is worth $100,000. The jackpot then jumped to $300,000 because of the triple word.

“I was in the right place at the right time,” Good said.

Withey has owned Fischer’s for 19 years and this is the biggest winner since he and his wife Denise bought the store.

“All we ever wanted to do was make a living and make somebody rich,” Withey said.