Third Super Raffle to launch Feb. 11

LANSING, February 4, 2008 – You could walk away with a lot of green this St. Patrick’s Day!

The Michigan Lottery is offering the luck of the Irish and your best odds ever to win $2 million with the Super Raffle game, on sale Monday, February 11. The drawing will be March 17 or later.

The Lottery will sell 250,000 tickets, at $50 each, beginning at 6 a.m. Feb. 11. The Lottery will award two prizes of $2 million each (annuitized); 25 of $100,000 each; and 4,500 of $500 each in one drawing. Players should watch the Lottery’s Web site for an announcement of when tickets are sold out and on what date the drawing will be conducted.

The Super Raffle has great overalls, just one in 55 that you will win at least $500!

“We are gearing up to make more lucky players big winners,” said Lottery Commissioner M. Scott Bowen. “The Super Raffle games are very popular and give players great overall odds: one in every 55 tickets is a winner!”

Super Raffle tickets will be issued in numerical order, starting with 000001. Sales will stop when ticket number 250000 has been sold. Players cannot choose their own numbers and numbers must be in the exact order drawn to be winners. The tickets will be available at all Michigan Lottery retailers with the familiar orange terminals.

Winning numbers will be available on the Lottery’s Web site on the afternoon of the drawing. Players will also be able to check numbers at Lottery retailers or Lottery regional offices at that time, and the winning numbers for the $2 million prizes will be announced during the Lottery’s broadcast the evening of the drawing at 7:29 p.m.

Winners of $2 million and $100,000 prizes will need to make an appointment with the Lottery’s Public Relations Division to claim their prize; $500 prizes can be claimed at any Michigan Lottery retailer.

Two more Millionaire Raffle prizes from the Jan. 2 drawing have been claimed. A lucky winner, who purchased a winning ticket at 7-Eleven #13492 in Westland, claimed a $100,000 prize on Jan. 10. Also, a $1 million prize was claimed on Jan. 8; the winning ticket was purchased at Kroger #693 in Lincoln Park.

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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