LANSING, November 10, 2008 – John Marshall could not believe his luck when he checked his Super Raffle number online and found out he won a $100,000 prize.
Marshall hid the winning ticket in a safe before coming to Lansing and claiming his prize Monday at Lottery headquarters. He plans to pays bills with some of his winnings. The winning ticket was purchased at Orangeville 66, 6989 Marsh Rd., Shelbyville.
In addition to Marshall’s big win, a lucky from Farmington Hills woman claimed her $100,000 prize today. The winning ticket was purchased at Brass Mug Liquor in Livonia.
Two anonymous players have also come forward to claim their $100,000 Super Raffle prizes. The lucky tickets were purchased at the Walled LK Liquor Station in Walled Lake and Happy Days Party Shop in Warren.
Since the drawing took place on November 5, the Michigan Lottery has paid out over $5 million in prizes. Winners claiming top prizes last week included an anonymous Lottery player who won a $2 million prize on a ticket purchased at the Bridge Lake Market in Clarkston and an anonymous Lottery club who collected a $2 million prize on a ticket purchased at the Mug and Jug Party Shop in Farmington.
Additionally, seven anonymous players each claimed a $100,000 prize. The lucky tickets were purchased at the Red Oak Lounge in Sanford, Goldsworthy’s Marathon in Hastings, Marias Italian Bakery in Ypsilanti, Lyons Mini Mart in South Lyon, the Mayflower Market in Plymouth, Northwestern Shell in Farmington Hills, and the Windmill Truck Stop in Dimondale.
The Super Raffle game that was drawn November 5 was the fourth Super Raffle offered by the Lottery. Featured were two prizes of $2 million each, 20 prizes of $100,000, 4,000 prizes of $500 and 10,000 prizes of $100.
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 2008, the contribution to schools was over $740 million. Since its inception in 1972, the Lottery has contributed more than $15 billion to education in Michigan.
For additional information, please visit the Lottery’s Web site at https://www.michiganlottery.com/.
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