LANSING, April 4, 2007- Another seven Super Raffle winners from across the state have claimed their prizes at Lottery headquarters in Lansing. All claimants were $100,000 winners.
Steve Lippman, a self-employed painter from Richmond, won on a ticket from the Memphis Party Store in Memphis. He had to check his Super Raffle number four times before he would believe he really had a winner. The money will go toward his children’s student loans, other bills and a vacation.
Bill Jourdan of Ann Arbor was a winner with a ticket from Stadium Party Shoppe in Ann Arbor. Jourdan has no plans yet for his prize money.
An anonymous winner claimed on a ticket sold at the Berkley Marathon in Berkley. The winner, a regular Lottery player who enjoys all games, plans to pay bills and take a vacation.
GR Popcorn sold a winning ticket to the Power Pick Players Club of Michigan in Comstock Park.
An anonymous winner who treated himself by buying a Super Raffle ticket almost fainted when he found out he was a winner. The lucky ticket was purchased at Smith’s Party Store in Elsie.
The Bronson Shell Station in Bronson sold a winning ticket to an anonymous player.
A Redford player will invest and pay bills with his winning from a ticket sold at G & N Livonia in Livonia.
One of two $2 million prizes and 10 $100,000 prizes have already been claimed this week.
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/.