LANSING, August 26, 2009 – A $50,000 Win for Life Raffle prize has been claimed by Vincent Martini of Walled Lake!
Martini hid the winning ticket in a safety deposit box until he cashed it at the Lottery’s Sterling Heights office. The lucky ticket was purchased at the Novi Party Store, 43025 Grand River Ave., in Novi.
The top Win For Life prize, which was $1,000 a week for life, was claimed by an anonymous player who purchased the winning ticket at VG’s Food #1934, 6764 S. River Rd., in Marine City.
12 additional winners have claimed $50,000 prizes, including DeAndre Jamison of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; Ann Veshka of Wyandotte; Paul Gilbert of Safety Harbor; Wilbert Sherrod of Detroit; Bob Loving of Taylor; Richard Otter of Inkster; and six players who wished to remain anonymous. Six prizes worth $50,000 remain unclaimed.
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; 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 was 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, https://www.michiganlottery.com.
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 https://www.michiganlottery.com.