$10,000 Million Dollar Madness prize claimed

LANSING, January 21, 2009 – Shawn DeBerry is $10,000 richer after scratching a Million Dollar Madness Instant ticket.

The Grand Blanc man is a regular Lottery player who didn’t believe his good fortune until a retailer confirmed his winnings. The hockey and golf enthusiast plans to pay bills with his prize money.

The lucky winning ticket was purchased at Sharrak Convenience Services, 13630 Hall Rd., in Sterling Heights.

Million Dollar Madness  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 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.

For additional information, please visit the Lottery’s Web site at https://www.michiganlottery.com.

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