Two more Raffle winners cash in

LANSING, April 26, 2007 – Two more lucky winners came forward yesterday to claim their prizes from the April 20 Millionaire Raffle drawing.

The Good Time Gang, from Jackson, cashed in a $1 million ticket.  The group of four will split the lump sum prize but have no immediate plans for the prize money.

Their winning ticket was purchased from a self-serve terminal at the Ground Round in Jackson.  The Ground Round also sold a $1 million winner in the first Millionaire Raffle drawing on January 3.  The retailer will receive a $5,000 bonus commission for the sale.

Another lucky player, Dennis Ahrns from Essexville, cashed in a $100,000 ticket!  The winner, who owns the Rivertown Auto Plaza in Bay City, said he plans to put his money to good use and give back to his community.

Ahrns is an avid Lottery player who enjoys playing the Mega Millions, Classic Lotto 47 and of course, the Millionaire Raffle.  He checked his two Raffle tickets after returning from vacation and was pleased with the win.

The winning ticket was purchased at 7-Eleven #069D in Essexville.

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 March 12, 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. 

Super Raffle will not take the place of Millionaire Raffle.  The next Millionaire Raffle game is expected to be launched in the fall.

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.

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