Winner claims big prize

LANSING, September 28, 2007 – A lucky St. Clair Shores man is $24,000 after he scratched a winning 24 Karat Gold Instant ticket.

Eighteen-year-old John Pannette said he “couldn’t believe it” when he won.  He plans to use the prize money to move to Las Vegas for college.

The winning ticket was purchased at Sunoco, 28733 Harper Ave., in St. Clair Shores.

24 Karat Gold is just one of many Michigan Lottery Instant tickets available at nearly 11,000 Lottery retailers statewide.

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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