Haslett church wins $70,000 in lottery

HASLETT, MI – A mid-Michigan church is $70,000 richer courtesy of the Michigan Lottery.

The Covenant Life Worship Center and its 25 members in Haslett had one of the second-prize tickets in the Lucky 7s raffle held May 4. Michigan Lottery officials say the church will receive the full amount because it is tax-exempt.

The $10 ticket was purchased at a convenience store in Haslett. The lottery Web site says the odds of a single ticket winning $70,000 in Lucky 7s are one in 55,556.

Pastor Marilyn Parmelee tells the Lansing State Journal that the prize money will go toward the church building fund, setting up a missionary fund and supporting local community service projects.