Detroit man wins Mustang Money

LANSING, July 10, 2006 – Joseph Bates is a very lucky man.  He won $25,000 when he scratched a winning Mustang Money Instant ticket.

The lucky winner, who has been playing the Lottery for 20 years, said he was “very happy” with his win.

Bates plans to use the money to buy a car and do some home improvements.  In his spare time the lucky winner enjoys collecting Star Wars memorabilia. 

The lucky ticket was purchased at Haddad Express Market, 1503 Junction St., in Detroit.

Mustang Money, a $2 ticket, offers Michigan Lottery players over $4 million in cash. 

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 visit the Lottery’s Web site at

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