Lottery winners claim millions in Super Raffle prizes

LANSING, October 23, 2007 – Seven lucky Michigan Lottery players claimed millions in prizes Tuesday, just one day after the Super Raffle drawing.

Leading the way were $2 million winners Kendall Stevens of Marlett and an anonymous player.

Stevens, who purchased his winning ticket at Murphy’s USA in Sandusky, “about had a heart attack” when he realized it was worth $2 million. Stevens and his wife Holly plan to invest their winnings.

The anonymous $2 million winner purchased the lucky ticket at Van’s Party Store in Eastpointe. The winner, a regular Lottery player, thought he was dreaming when he realized he held a winning ticket. He has no plans for the prize money yet.

Claiming $100,000 prizes were an anonymous winner who purchased a ticket from Tobacco Superstore in Farmington Hills; an anonymous St. Clair Shores winner who purchased a ticket at Jefferson Liquor in St. Clair Shores; and an anonymous winner who purchased a ticket from Jan’s Party Store in Bay City; An anonymous Kalamazoo club who purchased a ticket from Portage Road Shell in Portage will use the winnings to pay off loans, get a new roof and have the kitchen redone. Another anonymous winner, from Eaton Rapids, who purchased a winning ticket at Felpausch in Eaton Rapids will use the money toward moving into a new home.

The first Super Raffle prize was claimed by Barbara Reinke of St. Charles, who bought her winning $100,000 ticket at the Kroger store on Gratiot in Saginaw.

Monday’s Super Raffle was for two $2 million prizes (annuitized), 25 $100,000 prizes and 4,500 $500 prizes. The Super Raffle was the fifth Raffle game offered by the Lottery

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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