Chesterfield woman claims $35,000 prize!

LANSING, May 13, 2009 – Laura Hanna of Chesterfield is the lucky winner of a top $35,000 Mystery Cashword prize.

Hanna kept the winning ticket in a safe before cashing it at the Lottery’s Sterling Heights office. The long-time Lottery player plans to pay medical bills with the prize money.

The lucky instant ticket was purchased at Blue Dog Party Place, 49108 Gratiot Ave., in Chesterfield.

Mystery 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

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