LANSING, September 2, 2009 – Bernard Cole of Shelby Township told Lottery officials he has played the Lottery since it was created in 1972 and his Million Dollar Mega Play prize, worth $10,000, is the largest he has ever won.
The retiree has made no special plans for the prize money.
The winning Instant ticket was purchased at the 7-Eleven, 55016 Van Dyke Ave., in Shelby Township.
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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