Detroit woman wins $10,000 – instantly!

LANSING, February 22, 2008 – Rhonda Archie told Lottery officials that her Super Gems instant win was “unbelievable”! She scratched her way to a second-place prize of $10,000!

This is the largest win to date for the lucky regular Lottery player from Detroit. She plans to use her new fortune to pay bills.

The lucky 47-year-old purchased her winning ticket at Zeke’s Liquor Shoppe, Inc., 13625 W. 7 Mile Rd., in Detroit.

Super Gems 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.

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