Cashword prize claimed

LANSING, January 21, 2009 – One of the top $35,000 Cashword prizes has been claimed by an anonymous man.

The regular Lottery player and his wife were “very happy” with their win. He plans to use the prize money to pay bills.

The lucky Instant ticket was purchased at Admiral Petroleum Co., 194 S. Main St., in Cedar Springs.

Cashword  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

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