LANSING, June 24, 2008 – A Clinton Township Lottery player was the lucky winner of $2 million during a live, televised drawing conducted by the Michigan Lottery following the International Freedom Festival fireworks in Detroit Monday night.
Janise Maddocks and four other finalists qualified for the drawing by claiming a $1,000 prize in one the following $20 Instant games: “Millionaire’s Club”, “$2,000,000 Explosion”, “$35,000,000 Riches”, “Double Red Millions”, and “Casino Fortune”. The five lucky finalists were chosen from a pool of 1,034 entries.
Other finalists in the drawing, each of whom were awarded $5,000 appearance fee, included Judith McNitt of Adrian, Carolyn Dominiak of Decatur, Steven Hanna of West Bloomfield, and Volodymyr Kryvchenko of Troy.
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/.