Grant woman couldn’t believe $10,000 win

LANSING, April 28, 2008 – Melody Garfio was excited when she found out she won a $10,000 prize in the Lottery’s $10,000,000 Game Book instant game!

The lucky 31-year-old Grant woman hid the ticket under her pillow prior to cashing it in at the Lottery’s Grand Rapids office. She plans to use the prize money to purchase a new car.

Garfio, a regular Lottery player, purchased her winning ticket at Wesco #44, 136 S. Maple, in Grant.

$10,000,000 Game Book 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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