Lottery to select finalists for $2 million drawing

LANSING, February 7, 2008 – Five lucky finalists who will participate in a drawing for $2 million will be selected by the Michigan Lottery on Friday, February 8.

The finalists will be chosen from those players who win $1,000 on one of the Lottery’s $20 Instant tickets: “2,000,000 Cash Winfall”, “Millionaire’s Club”, “$2,000,000 Explosion”, “$35,000,000 Riches”, and “Double Red Millions”. Claims of $1,000 prizes made before the close of business on Wednesday, February 6 will qualify for the drawing. In order to claim a $1,000 prize, winners must redeem their ticket at a Lottery regional office or licensed bank claim center.

Finalists will be notified by phone that day and also by US mail.

Players who redeem $1,000 prizes after that date will be eligible for the next $2 million drawing, which will be conducted this summer.

The grand prize drawing will be conducted at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Friday, February 22, during halftime of the Detroit Pistons vs. Milwaukee Bucks basketball game.

Persons who have winning tickets for the “2,000,000 Cash Winfall”, “Millionaire’s Club”, “$2,000,000 Explosion”, “$35,000,000 Riches”, and “Double Red Millions” Instant games and need to find a Lottery regional office or licensed bank claim center can visit the Lottery’s website at www.michigan.gov/lottery or contact the Lottery’s Public Relations Division at (517) 373-1237.

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