Four $70,000 Raffle prizes already claimed!

LANSING, October 1, 2009 – Four lucky players are $70,000 richer after claiming their winning Lucky 7s Raffle tickets.

Just one day after the Lucky 7s Raffle was drawn, James Broome of Lake Ann; Denny Stafford of South Bend, Indiana; Tammy Smith of Union City; and an anonymous player from Traverse City traveled to Lansing to cash in their winning tickets. The Raffle winners plan to use the prize money for various projects, including building a garage; paying bills; and taking vacations.

The winning raffle tickets were purchased at MC Short Stop, 8634 S. Maple City Rd., in Maple City; Jay’s Lounge, 3025 S.11th St., in Niles; Brotts Grocery, 8122 M 60, in Union City; and the Garfield Shop N Go, 1050 S. Garfield Ave., in Traverse City.

Thousands of prizes remain unclaimed, including the two top prizes worth $700,000 and 14 remaining $70,000 prizes.

The Lucky 7s Raffle was conducted on September 30 and is the Michigan Lottery’s 13th Raffle to date. Featured were two prizes of $700,000 each; 18 prizes of $70,000; 1,800 prizes of $700; and 18,000 prizes of $70.

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.

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