LANSING, May 27, 2009 – Five more winners have come forward to claim Lucky 7s prizes, including John Heise of Charlevoix, who was the lucky winner of $70,000!
The long-time player hid the winning ticket in his wallet before cashing it at Lottery Central in Lansing. Heise plans to pay bills with the prize money.
The winning raffle ticket was purchased at Andy’s Market, 205 W. Garfield Ave., in Charlevoix.
Other lucky winners recently claiming $70,000 prizes include four anonymous players who purchased their tickets at Speedway 5519, 3346 E. Michigan Ave., in Jackson; Ford Tel Service, 23645 Ford Rd., in Dearborn; the Fenton Party Store, 502 W. Silver Lake Rd., in Fenton; and Monroe Mobil, 2731 Monroe St., in Dearborn.
Since the May 4 drawing, over $2 million has been claimed by thousands of Lucky 7s Raffle winners. Three of the $70,000 prizes remain unclaimed.
Winners claiming top $700,000 prizes include Kimberly Nadjkovic of New Era, who purchased the winning ticket at Wesco #23, 5685 W. US Highway 10, in Ludington and an anonymous woman from Alma, who purchased her winning ticket at Southfield Fuel Stop, 26450 Lahser, in Southfield.
Additionally, Jennifer Harris claimed $70,000 on a ticket purchased at TJ’s Party Store, 1208 Fort St., in Lincoln Park; Colleen Morrison claimed $70,000 on a ticket purchased at Meijer #172, 3883 E. Grand River Ave., in Howell; the E & J Lottery Club claimed $70,000 on a ticket purchased at Dominick’s Market, 7025 E. Mich’n Ave., in Saline. Seven anonymous players have claimed $70,000 on tickets purchased at the Red Wagon Shoppe, 1613 Livernois Rd., in Troy; Ford Tel Service, 23645 Ford Rd., in Dearborn; Ernie’s Beer & Wine, 13167 N. Saginaw Rd., in Clio; Ionia Shell #4380, 342 N. Dexter St., in Ionia; Thrifty Convenience Store, 140 N. Saginaw St., in Pontiac; M59 & Ormond BP, 3685 Highland Rd., in White Lake; and CVS Pharmacy, 25380 5 Mile Rd., in Redford.
The Lucky 7s Raffle was the Michigan Lottery’s 11th Raffle to date. Featured were two prizes of $700,000 each, 18 prizes of $70,000, 1,800 prizes of $700 and 18,000 prizes of $70.
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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