Spicy Hot Cash prize claimed

LANSING, September 15, 2009 – Patricia Darga scratched her way to a top Spicy Hot Cash prize worth $30,000!

The Troy woman hid the winning ticket in a bowl before cashing it at the Lottery’s Sterling Heights office. She plans to spend some of the prize money on her children and save the rest.

The lucky instant ticket was purchased at 7-Eleven, 3909 E. 14 Mile Rd., in Sterling Heights.

Spicy Hot Cash 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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