Top Win For Life Raffle prize claimed!

LANSING, July 13, 2009 – The top Win for Life Raffle prize has been claimed! The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, elected the lump-sum prize and collected $995,000!

The lucky ticket was purchased at VG’s Food #1934, 6764 S. River Rd., in Marine City.

Seven additional winners have also come forward to claim $50,000 prizes, including DeAndre Jamison of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; Ann Veshka of Wyandotte; and Paul Gilbert of Safety Harbor, Four other players wished to remain anonymous.

The winning tickets were purchased at Farmington Liquor Store, 29450 W. 10 Mile Rd., in Farmington Hills; Meijer #123, 16300 Fort St., in Southgate; Coachman LLC, 5491 Auburn, in Shelby Twp.; Speedway #8752, 5252 Miller Rd., in Flint; Kroger #683, 15251 23 Mile Rd., in Macomb; CVS/Pharmacy, 50980 North Ave., in Macomb Township; and the Saline Market, 75 E. Bennett St., in Saline.

Previous winners claiming $50,000 prizes include Wilbert Sherrod of Detroit; Bob Loving of Taylor; Richard Otter of Inkster; and two players who wished to remain anonymous. Of the 25 $50,000 prizes, 13 remain unclaimed.

Other winning tickets were purchased at Mousa Fuels, Inc., 2010 E. Jefferson Ave., in Detroit; Alex’s Donut Kastle; 24555 Eureka Rd., in Taylor; Unity Service Corp., 1716 S. Merriman Rd., in Westland; Kroger #738, 4692 State St., in Saginaw; and Speedway #6293, 250 N. 3rd Ave., in Fruitport.

The Win For Life Raffle is the Lottery’s 12th raffle to date. Featured was one top prize of $1,000 a week for life, 25 prizes of $50,000 and 10,000 prizes of $100. All 10,026 winning numbers are posted on the Lottery’s Web site,

Players must present their original Win For Life Raffle ticket in order to claim a 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.

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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