Winner claims $300,000

LANSING, January 11, 2008 – A very lucky winner scratched a top prize winning Bingo Party ticket and won $300,000 instantly!

The winner, who chose to remain anonymous, said she enjoys playing Instant games, especially Bingo games. She was “so happy” when she realized her ticket was a big winner.

She plans to use the prize money to help her family and assist her church.

The winning ticket was purchased at Smokers Only of Najm Inc., 2560 W. 12 Mile Rd., in Berkley.

Bingo Party is just one of many Michigan Lottery Instant tickets available at nearly 11,000 Lottery retailers statewide.

Over 95 cents of every dollar spent on Lottery tickets is returned to the state in the form of contributions to the state School Aid Fund, prizes to players and commissions to retailers. In fiscal year 2007, the contribution to schools was $748.9 million. Since its inception in 1972, the Lottery has contributed more than $14.3 billion to education in Michigan.

For additional information, please visit the Lottery’s Web site at

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