First Millionaire Raffle winner claims prize!

LANSING, April 20, 2007 – The first of many winners from today’s Millionaire Raffle has already claimed his prize! 

A lucky Kalamazoo man was a $100,000 winner in Friday’s drawing and he picked up his prize at Lottery Central in Lansing that afternoon.  The $100,000 winning ticket was sold at The Prairies Golf Club in Kalamazoo.

The winner, who chose to remain anonymous, has been playing the Lottery since he was 18 but this is his largest prize.  After realizing a winning ticket had been sold at the Prairie Golf Club, several friends who knew he’d purchased his ticket there called him.

The six winning $1 million Millionaire Raffle tickets were sold in Coldwater, Kimball, Waterford, Mancelona, Grand Rapids and Jackson.  The Jackson retailer, The Ground Round, sold its second $1 million Millionaire Raffle ticket!  The store also sold a big winner in the January 3 drawing.

“We are thrilled to make more Michigan players a little richer!  We’ve had an enthusiastic response from players and retailers, who enjoy the game and the Raffle format!” said Lottery Commissioner Gary Peters.

The other 11 winning $100,000 prizes were sold in Clinton Township, Okemos, Marcellus, Sanford, Grand Rapids, Imlay City, Fair Haven, Essexville and Lansing.  Two tickets were sold in Jackson.

In addition to the $1 million and $100,000 prizes; 900 numbers were drawn for prizes of $1,000 each.

A complete list of all winning numbers is now available on the Lottery’s Web site and at Lottery regional offices.  Tickets can be validated at any Lottery terminal.

The second Millionaire Raffle game sold only 600,000 tickets at all Lottery terminals across Michigan beginning March12, 2007.  Each ticket sold contained a unique six-digit number from 000001 to 500000.  The 918 Raffle tickets were randomly selected. 

Sales for a new raffle game, Super Raffle, will begin May 7.  The game will feature two prizes of $2 million each, 25 prizes of $100,000 each and 4,500 prizes of $500 each.  Tickets will be $50 each and only 250,000 will be sold. 

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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