Third $1 million Raffle prize claimed

LANSING, January 9, 2007 – A third prize of $1 million has been claimed in the January 3 Millionaire Raffle drawing.

The Plainwell winner, who chose to remain anonymous, said he checked the numbers on the Lottery’s Web site, but had to have a co-worker confirm that he was a winner.  His wife also had to see it for herself and checked the numbers again.

The winner said he does not usually play the Lottery but purchased five tickets for the Millionaire Raffle.  He and his wife plan to set aside some of the money for their children’s college fund use the rest of the money to pay bills and invest.

The lucky man purchased his winning Millionaire Raffle ticket at Harding’s Market, 135 N. Anderson St., in Plainwell.

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 would 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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