Canton player wins $2 million!!!

LANSING, June 29, 2007 – A Canton Lottery player was the lucky winner of $2 million during a live, televised drawing conducted by the Michigan Lottery following the International Freedom Festival fireworks in Detroit Wednesday night.

William Beard and four other finalists qualified for the drawing by claiming a $1,000 prize in one the following $20 Instant games: “Wild Millions”, “Mega Bucks Jackpot”, “$2,000,000 Cash Winfall”, “Millionaire’s Club”, “$2,000,000 Explosion”, and “$35,000,000 Riches”. The five lucky finalists were chosen from a pool of 1,145 entries.

Other finalists in the drawing, each of whom were awarded $5,000 appearance fee, included Hannah Stieg of Manton, Dejan Dimovski of Royal Oak, Michael Bodner of Farmington Hills, and Marty Combs of Jackson.

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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