First $1 million raffle prize claimed by Brownstown couple

LANSING, January 4, 2007 – Janet Cavazos and her husband Manuel are a very lucky couple! The long time Lottery players matched all numbers for a $1 million win in the Jan. 3 Millionaire Raffle game.

Manuel saw the live drawing on WDIV-TV 4 on Jan. 3 and wrote all winning $1 million raffle numbers down. To his shock and surprise, he wrote his winning number – 296245 – down on his cheat sheet two separate times; missing one lucky winning number completely. After discovering that his ticket won the huge prize, he told Lottery officials that “everything has been a blur!”

The couple plan to use their prize money on investments, paying bills, helping their children and a taking a trip to Hawaii.

The lucky winning ticket was purchased at Farmer Jack #724, 23849 West Rd., in Brownstown Twp.

Millionaire Raffle $1,000,000 Winner Janet Cavazos and Family with Commissioner Garry Peters

The Millionaire Raffle is a Lottery game like you’ve never played before! A limited number of tickets, only 500,000, were sold at all Lottery terminals across Michigan beginning November 12, 2006. Each ticket sold contained a unique six-digit number from 000001 to 500000. In a single drawing which was held on Jan. 3, 765 raffle tickets were randomly selected to win the following great prizes:

– 5 grand prizes of $1,000,000 each (annuitized over 20 years)
– 10 prizes of $100,000 each
– 750 prizes of $1,000 each 

The Millionaire Raffle offered players the best chance ever to win $1,000,000. With odds of just 1 in 100,000 that a player will become one of five new millionaires, it’s the most $1,000,000 prizes ever awarded in a Michigan Lottery game!

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 2006, the contribution was $688 million.

For additional information, please visit the Lottery’s Web site at

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