Million Dollar Madness prize claimed

LANSING, March 13, 2009 – Gary Martin of Detroit scratched his way to a second-tier $10,000 prize from the Million Dollar Madness instant game.

The “surprised” winner has no immediate plans for the prize money.

The lucky winning ticket was purchased at Easy Pick Mini Mart, 22764 West Rd., in Woodhaven.

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.

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