LANSING, August 14, 2008 – A very lucky Missouri couple claimed a huge $300,000 prize from the Lottery’s 15th Anniversary Wild Time instant ticket!
The 28-year-olds, who are originally from Michigan, chose to remain anonymous.
The couple told a Lottery official that they were in Michigan for a family reunion when they decided to stop and buy a Lottery ticket. After scratching the winning ticket, they headed straight to Lansing to claim their prize. Their families didn’t believe their good fortune – even when they said they were on their way to Lottery Central to claim their prize!
They plan to use to prize money to pay off debts and help their families.
The winning ticket was purchased at Forward #11, 1990 Brock Rd., in Alger.
15th Anniversary Wild Time 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/.