Super Raffle winners begin claiming cash

LANSING, April 1, 2007 – Winners of the Michigan Lottery’s Super Raffle are claiming big money at Lottery headquarters in Lansing!

One of two $2 million prizes and six $100,000 prizes have already been claimed.

Within hours of the March 31 drawing an anonymous winner claimed the first $100,000 prize on a ticket that was sold at V & B’s Market in Mt. Morris. Several winner claimed prizes today.

An anonymous Wyandotte winner of $100,000 who purchased a ticket at Mac’s Variety Pak in Wyandotte will spend the money on home improvements and the family. A regular Lottery player, the winner previously won $900 on the Lottery’s TV show of years ago, “Road to Riches.”

A vacation is in the offing for an anonymous winner who won $100,000 on a ticket sold at Buddy’s Mini Mart on Capital Avenue S.W. in Battle Creek. The winner, who is from Portage, is a regular Lottery player.

Chris Vogt of Lawton purchased his $100,000 winning ticket from Wagoner’s Your Hometown in Lawton. Vogt, a regular Lottery player, learned of his luck on the Lottery’s Web site.

A lucky Livonia winner received a part two of a Valentine gift when the Super Raffle ticket he received that day was a $100,000 winner. The ticket was from CVS Pharmacy in Livonia.

The Wine Basket in Troy sold a $100,000 winning ticket to an anonymous Highland winner. He will use part of the money to start a business.

The day wrapped up with the first of two $2 million winners anonymously claiming prize on a ticket sold at Buscemi’s in Eastpointe. The funding will go toward church and children.

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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