Three Stooges prize claimed

LANSING, May 1, 2009 – A very lucky anonymous player is the winner of a $20,000 prize on the Lottery’s The Three Stooges Instant ticket.

The winner plans to pay bills with the prize money.

The lucky Instant ticket was purchased at Spike & Mike’s, 967 E. Fulton St., in Grand Rapids.

The Three Stooges 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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