$10,000 “Madness” prize claimed

LANSING, March 12, 2009 – A $10,000 Million Dollar Madness prize has been claimed by David Helms, a regular Lottery player.

The Ionia man, who has played the Lottery for the past 30 years, has no immediate plans for the prize money. He shared with Lottery officials that he enjoys hunting and fishing in his free time.

The lucky winning ticket was purchased at Muir Mini Mart, 296 Maple St., in Muir.

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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