Kentucky resident wins big in Michigan Lottery!

LANSING, January 7, 2009 – Eileen Breimayer could not have imagined a visit with an old friend from Michigan would make her $100,000 richer. But that is exactly what happened to the Berea, Kentucky resident today. Breimayer’s friend brought her five Michigan Lottery Millionaire Raffle tickets when she visited Kentucky and on January 5, one of Eileen’s Raffle numbers was pulled as a $100,000 winner.

Breimayer kept the ticket in her wallet before traveling with her husband today to Michigan to claim the $100,000 prize. Had Breimayer won one of the $1 million prizes, she said she would have shared the prize money with her friend who bought the tickets for her. She plans to put the winnings toward her retirement.

The lucky winning ticket was purchased at Admiral Disc Tobacco 114, 198 W. River Valley, in Newaygo, Michigan.    

The Millionaire Raffle is the Michigan Lottery’s 10th Raffle to date. Featured were six prizes of $1 million each, 12 prizes of $100,000, 2,000 prizes of $500 and 4,000 prizes of $100. Since the Raffle was drawn on January 5, 10 winners have collected $3.7 million.

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 $740.7 million. Since its inception in 1972, the Lottery has contributed more than $15 billion to education in Michigan.

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