According to the Lansing State Journal, a Bay City County man who recently lost his job won nearly $60,000 Wednesday night in a booster club raffle that lasted 53 weeks.  Talk about incredible timing.

Rick Ramirez of Essexville came away the winner of the Bay City Central Booster Club's raffle.  Ramirez had written the name of his 3 year old daughter, Lucia, on the winning ticket.

More than 50,000 tickets were sold this week for the "Ace of Hearts" progressive raffle, which had a jackpot of nearly $133,000.  Ramirez gets a cut of the jackpot, with the rest going to the booster club.

Ramirez said "this couldn't have come at a better time."  He lost his job this summer when his business closed.

He and his family were getting ready for bed when they received a call from booster club president Pam Skillman.  She informed them that they should come down to the bar where the drawing was being held.

After all these weeks, it couldn't have gone to a better person said Pam Skillman.