LANSING, September 2, 2009 – Robin Rotarius of Byron thought it was “funny” when she learned she had scratched her way to a $10,000 prize in the Lottery’s Million Dollar Mega Play instant game.
Rotarius hid the winning ticket in a safe before cashing it at Lottery Central in Lansing. The lucky winner plans to pay bills with the prize money.
The winning ticket was purchased at Backroads Country Store, 421 Maple, in Byron.
Million Dollar Mega Play is just one of many Michigan Lottery Instant tickets available at nearly 11,000 Lottery retailers statewide.
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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