LANSING, March 2, 2009 – The Michigan Lottery’s newest raffle game, Lucky 7s, is on sale now! With the resounding success of the Super Raffle and Millionaire Raffle games, the Michigan Lottery is back again providing players the opportunity to win cold hard cash, raffle style, and at just $10 per ticket, it promises be a hot seller.
The Lucky 7s game will have 1,000,000 tickets available for sale, the most offered for a raffle! Seven digit tickets, beginning with 0000001, will be issued in numerical order as sales occur across the state. When ticket number 1,000,000 is reached, sales will close. Lucky 7s Raffle tickets will be available at all Lottery retailers, including Pull Tab and Club Keno locations.
“Many players have requested a raffle with a lower ticket price, so we expect there will be a huge amount of interest in Lucky 7s,” said Lottery Commissioner M. Scott Bowen. “We will be awarding over 19,000 prizes in this drawing so there are plenty of chances for players to win.”
The Lucky 7s drawing will be on or after May 4, 2009, when a whopping 19,820 winning tickets will be selected. From those tickets sold, two winning tickets will be awarded a cash prize of $700,000 each; 18 winning tickets will be awarded a cash prize of $70,000 each; 1,800 winning tickets will be awarded a cash prize of $700 each; and 18,000 winning tickets will be awarded a cash prize of $70 each. That is over $5 million in prizes to thousands of very lucky winners.
Following the drawing, all Lucky 7s Raffle results will be available via the Lottery’s Web site at https://www.michiganlottery.com.
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.