Winner claims “Amazing Money”

LANSING, April 28, 2008 – A lucky anonymous man claimed one of the top Amazing Money instant ticket prizes of $250,000!

The Taylor man told Lottery officials he did a “double take” when he realized he won the huge amount. He immediately called his wife with the good news.

He plans to use the prize money to pay bills and do home improvements.

The lucky ticket was purchased at S & H Oil Inc., 2844 E. Grand Blvd., in Detroit.

Amazing Money 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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