Win For Life Raffle sells out; drawing to be June 22

LANSING, June 16, 2009 – The 300,000 Win For Life Raffle tickets, which will give one lucky Lottery player $1,000 a week for the rest of his or her life, have sold out!

The Win For Life Raffle drawing will be conducted on June 22 and in addition to the one top prize of $1,000 a week for life, 25 prizes of $50,000 and 10,000 prizes of $100 will be awarded. All 10,026 winning numbers will be posted on the Lottery’s Web site,, following the drawing.

“All our raffles have been enormously successful and are one of the more popular tickets players purchase. We are happy to see players positively responded to the Win For Life Raffle and are excited to be giving money to thousands of winners!” said Lottery Commissioner M. Scott Bowen.

Players must present their original Win For Life Raffle ticket in order to claim a prize. The player who wins the top prize of $1,000 a week for life must call the Lottery Public Relations office at 517-373-1237 to schedule an appointment to claim their prize. Those players who have $50,000 prizes can claim them at any Michigan Lottery regional office and those with $100 prizes can claim them at any Michigan Lottery retailer.

Besides visiting the Lottery’s Web site, players will be able to check their Win For Life.

Raffle tickets at any Lottery retailers and Lottery regional offices throughout the state.

The Win For Life Raffle is the Lottery’s 12th raffle since the first Millionaire Raffle was introduced in 2007 and the 11th to sell out. The next raffle, Lucky 7s, is scheduled to go on sale July 6. Details on the upcoming raffle will be announced shortly on the Lottery’s Web site.

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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