Lottery events season continues this weekend

LANSING, June 12, 2006 – The Michigan Lottery’s 2006 events season continues this weekend at the Arab International Festival in Dearborn.

The Lottery’s booth, sponsored by Happy Three Party Store, will feature the Michigan Lottery’s prize wheel where players will have an opportunity to spin and win exciting Lottery prizes!  To earn a spin on the wheel, just purchase $10 in tickets sold at any one of the festivals the Lottery is participating in.  Players can purchase both Instant and online tickets at the booth.

Hours for the Lottery booth are 5 – 9 p.m. Friday, June 16; 12 – 2 p.m. and 5 – 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 17; and 12 – 2 p.m. and 5 – 9 p.m. on Sunday, June 18.

The American Arab Chamber of Commerce will transform 12 city blocks to create the largest Arab International Festival in the nation.  Last year, the festival in Dearborn attracted over 250,000 people during the three day event.

The Lottery will also be at various other events during the 2006 season:

  • The Bay City Pig Gig (August 3 – 6, Bay City)
  • Upper Peninsula State Fair (August 15 – 20, Escanaba)
  • Michigan State Fair (August 23 – September 4, Detroit)
  • Arts, Beats & Eats (September 1 – 4, Pontiac)

Visit the Lottery locations at these festivals and enjoy playing Michigan Lottery games.

All proceeds from the Lottery are contributed to the state School Aid Fund which supports kindergarten through 12th grade public education in Michigan.  In fiscal year 2005, the contribution was $667.6 million.

For additional information, please contact the Lottery’s Public Relations Division at (517) 373-1237.

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