Millionaire Raffle winners begin collecting prizes!

LANSING, April 23, 2007 – Michigan Lottery winners were lined up at the door of Lottery Central this morning, waiting to claim prizes following Friday’s Millionaire Raffle drawing! 

One $1,000,000 prize winner and seven $100,000 winners collected their prizes on Monday at the Lottery office.  Hundreds of $1,000 winners claimed prizes at regional offices throughout the state.

A White Cloud family will pay off a mortgage, buy a truck and enjoy a vacation after winning $1 million.  The lucky player “fell to my knees crying” when she learned she was a winner from a printout at a Lottery retailer.  She purchased her ticket at Next Door Food Store in Grand Rapids.

Parschs Mobil in Imlay City sold a winning ticket to a lucky player who first thought his prize was $1,000.  But confirmation showed it was a $100,000 winner.  The player will use the money to purchase a new car.

A regular Lottery player saw his wagers pay off when he won $100,000 on a ticket purchased at Pineview Grocery in Sanford.  The player, who lives in Sanford, will pay bills and sees an early retirement in the future!

An avid backgammon player from East Lansing found luck when she purchased a $100,000 Millionaire Raffle ticket from the Meijer store in Okemos.  She’ll contribute some of the winnings to her church and savings, pay bills and purchase a car for her daughter. 

A Jackson player, who bought her $100,000 ticket at Polly’s in Jackson, will use his winnings to pay bills.  Another Jackson winner’s boss told her to take the rest of the day off when she realized she was holding a $100,000 ticket purchased at Buddy’s Mini Mart in Jackson.  She came directly to Lansing to claim her prize. 

Larry Romig of Marcellus will celebrate his $100,000 Millionaire Raffle win with a variety of purchases: furniture, a TV and CDs.  The regular Lottery player purchased his winning ticket at the Marcellus Shell station.

A lucky Fair Haven man was a $100,000 winner with the ticket he purchased at Citgo in Fair Haven.  The winner plays the Millionaire Raffle games and Mega Millions when jackpots are big!

A $100,000 winner from Kalamazoo claimed his prize late Friday afternoon.

The Millionaire Raffle game, which went on sale March 12, sold out in just six days.  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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