LANSING, July 2, 2009 – Due to its enormous success, the Lottery has brought back the Lucky 7s Raffle. Tickets for the popular raffle go on sale July 6.
The Lucky 7s game will have 1,000,000 tickets available for sale and will feature over $5 million in prizes. From those tickets sold, two winning tickets will be awarded a cash prize of $700,000 each; 18 winning tickets will be awarded a cash prize of $70,000 each; 1,800 winning tickets will be awarded a cash prize of $700 each; and 18,000 winning tickets will be awarded a cash prize of $70 each.
Seven digit tickets, beginning with 0000001, will be issued in numerical order as sales occur across the state. When ticket number 1,000,000 is reached, sales will close. Lucky 7s Raffle tickets will be available at all Lottery retailers, including Club Keno locations.
“We couldn’t be happier with the positive response players had to the first Lucky 7s Raffle and we expect the same interest this time around,” said Lottery Commissioner M. Scott Bowen.
The Lucky 7s drawing will be on or after September 16, 2009, when a whopping 19,820 winning tickets will be selected.
Following the drawing, all Lucky 7s Raffle results will be available via the Lottery’s Web site at https://www.michiganlottery.com.
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.