Hazel Park man “strikes it rich”

LANSING, July 25, 2008 – A 30-year-old man scratched his way to the top $20,000 prize on the Lottery’s Strike it Rich instant game.

Jimmy Aldaoud is a regular Lottery player who is “happy” with his win. He kept the ticket with him at all times prior to cashing it in at the Lottery’s Sterling Heights office. Aldaoud plans to save the prize money.

The lucky winning ticket was purchased at Shaan’s Clark, 1260 Joslyn Rd., in Pontiac.

Strike it Rich 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.

For additional information, please visit the Lottery’s Web site at https://www.michiganlottery.com/.

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