21-year-old wins $35,000

LANSING, March 26, 2008 – A very lucky Kalamazoo server cashed in on a Cashword instant ticket and won $35,000!

Elizabeth Chartrand originally thought she had won $1,000 but then realized that she forgot to scratch a letter on another word and her $1,000 prize turned in to a whopping $35,000 prize!

The lucky player plans to pay off her student loans and purchase a new car with her winnings. She enjoys reading and shopping in her free time. She aspires to become a nurse one day.

The lucky winning ticket was purchased at West Main BP, 4702 W. Main St., in Kalamazoo.

Cashword 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 https://www.michiganlottery.com/.

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