Super Raffle adds new prize level, discount!

LANSING, August 8, 2008 – The Michigan Lottery’s Super Raffle will have a new look, which includes a new prize level, when tickets go on sale August 11.

In addition to the two top prizes of $2 million each ($1,300,000 cash value), as offered in the previous Super Raffles, the game will include 20 prizes of $100,000 and 4,000 prizes of $500. New for this Raffle will be 10,000 prizes of $100 each. Only 250,000 tickets will be sold for the game and the drawing will be on or after October 6.

Super Raffle players will also want to take note of a special discount being offered to early-bird buyers. The first 50,000 tickets will be sold for $45. The remaining 200,000 tickets will be sold at the regular price of $50.

Super Raffle tickets will be issued in numerical order, starting with 000001. Sales will stop when ticket number 250000 has been sold. Players cannot choose their own numbers and numbers must be in the exact order drawn to be winners. The tickets will be available at all Michigan Lottery retailers with the familiar orange terminals.

The drawing date for the Super Raffle will be announced when tickets have sold out. Winning numbers will be available on the Lottery’s Web site on the afternoon of the drawing. Players will also be able to check numbers at Lottery retailers or Lottery regional offices at that time, and the winning numbers for the $2 million prizes will be announced during the Lottery’s broadcast the evening of the drawing at 7:29 p.m.

Winners of $2 million and $100,000 prizes will need to make an appointment with the Lottery’s Public Relations Division to claim their prize; $500 prizes and $100 can be claimed at any Michigan Lottery retailer.

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

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