First State of Michigan prize claimed

LANSING, February 8, 2008 – She said it was the best $5 she-s ever spent! Carrie Crossnoe of Mt. Morris turned that $5 into $200,000 when she scratched a winning The State of Michigan Lottery Instant ticket.

Crossnoe, a 25-year-old stay at home mom, said she woke her whole family up at 1 a.m. when she realized her ticket was a big winner!

“I didn’t believe it!” she said. She plans to use the prize money to purchase a house.

The winning ticket was purchased at Amirs Mini Mart, 8010 N. Dort Hwy., in Mt. Morris.

The State of Michigan Lottery ticket 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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