LANSING, September 2, 2008 – David Grzesik of Romulus kicked off his Labor Day weekend in style when he won $1 million the Michigan Lottery’s Glittering 7s drawing at Arts, Beats and Eats in Pontiac on Friday night.
Grzesik was one of five finalists who was randomly selected from hundreds of thousands of people who submitted a non-winning ticket from the Glittering 7s series, which included Sapphire Blue 7s, Ruby Red 7s and Emerald Green 7s. Grzesik and his fellow finalists each won $10,000 when they were selected for the final drawing.
Other finalists in the drawing, who each earned a $5,000 appearance fee for participating in Friday night’s event, were Roberta Houston of Lexington, Mark Sova of Holland, Ed Kozlowski of Alpena and Christine Wilbur of Manistee.
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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