Talk about beating the clock!
A Canton lottery club has come forward to claim a $25,000 a year for life prize, just hours before the ticket would have expired.
The Hissom Lottery Club matched all five numbers in a January 1, 2018 drawing to win a $25,000 a year for life prize.
But for a year no one came forward to claim the prize for the ticket purchased at the Picnic Basket store in Plymouth.
Until Robert Hisson, 84, showed up this morning at Lottery headquarters in Lansing.
“I buy tickets every week for Lucky For Life and after I check them, I tuck them away if they aren’t winners,” said 84-year-old Robert Hissom. “I saw a story on the news about a ticket sold at the Picnic Basket about to expire, so I went back to check my old tickets and found the winner.”
His late wife had set up the Hissom Lottery Club years ago and today Robert, along with his son and daughter, claimed their prize.
They decided to take the one-time payout of $390,000 rather than the annual $25,000 payment for 20 years.
There is no word today on if they’ll take another year to begin spending their winnings.