Lottery player claims $18.4 million jackpot!

LANSING, January 9, 2009 – An anonymous Lottery player came to Lottery Central today to claim the $18.4 million Classic Lotto 47 jackpot that was drawn on Wednesday night!

In total, 17,233 players were winners in Wednesday night’s drawing, with prize amounts ranging from $5 to the jackpot.

The jackpot was last won on June 28 for $ 5,276,361.

The lucky winning ticket was purchased at the Aloha Party Store, 36274 5 Mile Rd., in Livonia.

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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