$35,000 Cashword prize claimed

LANSING, February 20, 2009 – George Timko of Monroe scratched his way to a winning Cashword ticket worth $35,000!

Timko was “elated” with the win and plans to take a trip to California with the prize money.

The lucky Instant ticket was purchased at Sam & Frans Broadway Market, 510 N. Monroe St., in Monroe.

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 https://www.michiganlottery.com.

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