$40,000 Tax Free Raffle Drawing is TODAY!

MSL's $40,000 Tax-Free RaffleThe Michigan Lottery’s $40,000 Tax Free raffle drawing is today!

Top prizes of $40,000, will go to 13 lucky ticket holders. Additionally, 697 tickets will win $100 and 25,256 tickets will bring prizes of $50. Plus 42,353 tickets will provide a $15 prize.

Sales of $40,000 Tax Free raffle wrapped up yesterday with more than 410,000 of the $10 tickets sold statewide.

The full drawing results will be available at michiganlottery.com by the close of business on today. In addition, players may take their raffle tickets to any Michigan Lottery retailer after 5 p.m. today, to see if they have a winner.

Because more than 68,000 raffle numbers are being drawn, the numbers drawn won’t appear on local television broadcasts with the other Michigan Lottery drawing results.

The 13 top prize winners need to contact the Michigan Lottery’s Public Relations Division at 517-373-1237, to schedule an appointment to claim their $40,000 prizes. All other raffle prizes may be claimed at Michigan Lottery retailers.

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Michigan Lottery Players Can Now Win Up to $500 Instantly With New EZmatch Add-on Game!

EZmatch Fantasy 5 and Lotto 47 Ticket ExamplesMichigan Lottery players can win up to $500 instantly with the new EZmatch add-on game!

Players can add EZmatch to a Fantasy 5 or Lotto 47 wager for just $1. Five EZmatch numbers will print on the player’s ticket below the Fantasy 5 or Lotto 47 numbers. If any of the EZmatch numbers match the Fantasy 5 or Classic Lotto 47 numbers, the player instantly wins the prize amount printed next to the EZmatch number!

EZmatch offers players the chance to instantly win prizes ranging from $2 up to $500! EZmatch prizes are in addition to the prizes that Fantasy 5 and Lotto 47 already offer through their respective drawings.

The EZmatch add-on game for Fantasy 5 or Lotto 47 is available now at all 11,000 Michigan Lottery retailers

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Countdown has begun to the Michigan Lottery’s $40,000 Tax Free Raffle Drawing!

MSL's $40,000 Tax-Free RaffleThe countdown has begun to the Michigan Lottery’s $40,000 Tax Free Raffle drawing on Tuesday!

Raffle tickets are available for purchase through close of business today at all 11,000 Michigan Lottery retailers.

The Michigan Lottery’s $40,000 Tax Free Raffle currently guarantees 12 top prizes of $40,000. There will be one $40,000 prize (after taxes) for every 30,000 tickets sold. Another top prize is within reach as sales are quickly closing in on 390,000 tickets!

The $10 raffle offers the best overall odds of any Michigan Lottery raffle to date: 1 in 6 tickets will win a prize! For every 10,000 tickets sold, there will be 17 prizes of $100, 616 prizes of $50, and 1,033 prizes of $15.

Tickets are sold through Lottery terminals similar to Powerball and Mega Millions games. Each raffle ticket bears a unique seven-digit raffle number. Raffle players must keep their tickets until Tuesday’s drawing to check them against the winning numbers and to claim a prize.

The drawing results will be made available at michiganlottery.com by close of business on Tuesday. In addition, players may take their raffle tickets to any Michigan Lottery retailer after 5 p.m. on Tuesday, to see if they have a winner.

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State School Aid Fund Gets $250,000 Boost When Mega Millions Prize Goes Unclaimed

MSL MegaMillions LogoThe state School Aid Fund got a $250,000 boost today when no one came forward to claim a Mega Millions prize before the winning ticket expired.

It was the third major Michigan Lottery prize to go unclaimed in the past six weeks, adding nearly $639,000 to the School Aid Fund. The Lottery contributed $734.3 million to the School Aid Fund in the 2013 fiscal year.  That works out to about $465 for each of the 1.58 million pupils in the state’s kindergarten-through-12th grade system.

The winning Mega Millions ticket that expired at 4:45 p.m. today was bought in Southfield, at the 8 Mile Foodland, 18880 8 Mile Road. The ticket was for the April 12, 2013 Mega Millions drawing and matched the first five numbers for that drawing:  01-10-13-19-21.

Mega Millions tickets are valid for one year from the drawing date.  Because the one-year mark for this winning ticket fell on Saturday, the ticket was valid until 4:45 p.m. today.

Last month, another major Michigan Lottery prize sold at a Southfield retailer went unclaimed, providing a $138,727 boost to the state School Aid Fund.  That winning Fantasy 5 ticket expired on March 7.  It was bought at the Smokers Depot & Convenience located at 27214 West 8 Mile Road.

On March 31, an unclaimed $250,000 Mega Millions prize also went to the School Aid Fund.  That winning ticket was bought in Flint at the Southend Market, 1701 S. Saginaw Street.

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Just a Few Hours Left for Someone to Claim $250,000 Mega Millions Prize

MSL MegaMillions LogoJust a few hours are left for someone to come forward and claim a $250,000 Mega Millions prize. If no one claims the prize by 4:45 p.m. today, it will go to the state School Aid Fund.

The ticket was sold at the 8 Mile Foodland, located at 18880 8 Mile Road, for the April 12, 2013 Mega Millions drawing. The winning numbers for that drawing were 01-10-13-19-21 and the Gold Mega Ball was 28. The $250,000 winner matched the first five numbers.

Mega Millions tickets are valid for one year from the drawing date. Because the one-year mark for this winning ticket fell on Saturday, the ticket will be valid until 4:45 p.m. today.

If someone finds they have the ticket today, they immediately should contact the Lottery’s Public Relations Division at (517) 373-1237. The prize must be claimed at the Lottery headquarters in Lansing.

Last month, another major Michigan Lottery prize sold at a Southfield retailer went unclaimed, providing a $138,727 boost to the state School Aid Fund. That winning Fantasy 5 ticket expired on March 7. It was bought at the Smokers Depot & Convenience located at 27214 West 8 Mile Road.

On March 31, an unclaimed $250,000 Mega Millions prize also went to the School Aid Fund. That winning ticket was bought in Flint at the Southend Market, 1701 S. Saginaw Street.

The Lottery contributed $734.3 million to the School Aid Fund in the 2013 fiscal year. That works out to about $465 for each of the 1.58 million pupils in the state’s kindergarten-through-12th grade system.

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