Raffle winners continue to collect prize money

LANSING, July 12, 2007 – Winners of the Michigan Lottery’s third Millionaire Raffle continue to claim their prizes as four lucky players came forward today.

Daniel Poole Sr. of Jackson learned that he’d purchased a $100,000 winning ticket at Kelly’s Express Mart in Jackson when he checked the Raffle numbers on the Lottery’s Web site (https://www.michiganlottery.com/).  Poole, who has been playing the Lottery for years, plans to save his winnings.

Rellis in DeWitt sold a $100,000 winning Millionaire Raffle ticket to a lucky player who said he never has any luck at all!  The player checked the number with management at Rellis and had to ask several times “are you sure this is right?”  The winner will use the money for a new roof and investments.  In addition to selling this lucky ticket, Rellis sold a $100,000 winning ticket in the Lottery’s recent Super Raffle that was drawn last month.

An anonymous winner claimed a $1 million prize on a ticket that was sold at the Log Cabin Grocery in Akron.

A $100,000 prize was claimed by Calleen Neidling of Elmira, who purchased her lucky ticket at the Railside Bar & Grill in Elmira.  Neidling, who’s been playing the Lottery for at least 20 years, said she checked her numbers at the Lottery’s Web site then asked her daughter to double check them for her.  The K mart employee is looking forward to taking a vacation, as well as paying some bills, with the winnings.

On Wednesday, two Millionaire Raffle winners claimed their prizes: the Lucky Smith Woods Lottery Club from Battle Creek picked up their $100,000 prize and the About Time Lottery Club from Coleman cashed in a $1 million ticket.

The Millionaire Raffle drew numbers for six prizes of $1 million each; 12 prizes of $100,000 each; and 2,000 prizes of $500 each.  Only 600,000 tickets, at $20 each, were sold for the drawing, giving the game the best odds ever offered by the Michigan Lottery to win $1 million.

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/.

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