"Spectacular" prize claimed

LANSING, January 11, 2007 – A very lucky Macomb man walked away with $1 million after he scratched a winning $40,000,000 Spectacular Instant ticket.

Leka Lucaj, a longtime Lottery player, was in disbelief when he scratched the big winner.  He enjoys all Lottery games and hid the ticket in is home before claiming the prize.

The father of three and grandfather of 11 plans to share the money with his family and church.

The winning ticket was purchased at 7-Eleven #32721, 48989 Romeo Plank Rd., in Macomb.

$40,000,000 Spectacular is just one of many Michigan Lottery Instant tickets available at nearly 11,000 Lottery retailers statewide.

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 https://www.michiganlottery.com/intro.

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