LANSING, October 13, 2009 – A top $700,000 prize in the Michigan Lottery’s Lucky 7s Raffle has been claimed by an anonymous player from New Buffalo! Since the September 30 drawing, over $2 million in prize money has been collected.
The lucky player purchased the winning ticket at Knoll Brothers of Michigan, Inc., 127 W. Buffalo St., in New Buffalo.
RC Busha of Lapeer claimed $70,000 on a ticket purchased at Elba Corners, 5505 Davison Rd., in Lapeer. Five additional winners, who wished to remain anonymous, claimed prizes worth $70,000 on tickets purchased at Abick’s Bar, 3500 Gilbert St., in Detroit; the King Food Center, 31328 Harper Ave., in St. Clair Shores; Sunrise Store #26, 3578 Pine Grove Ave., in Port Huron; Kroger #703, 45540 Michigan Ave., in Canton; and Westlund’s Apple Market, 2301 E. Grand River Ave., in Lansing.
Previous Lucky 7s Raffle winners include James Broome of Lake Ann, Denny Stafford of South Bend, Indiana, Tammy Smith of Union City and six anonymous players. The lucky players purchased their winning tickets worth $70,000 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; Admiral Petroleum Co #1, 6990 N. Lafayette St., in Greenville; the Rusty Nail Lounge, 43845 Ford Rd., in Canton; 7-Eleven 32721, 48989 Romeo Plank Rd., in Macomb; Meijer #54, 20401 Haggerty Rd., in Northville; and CVS Pharmacy 08077, 40900 Ann Arbor Rd., in Plymouth.
Prizes that remain unclaimed include one top prize worth $700,000 and three prizes worth $70,000.
The Lucky 7s Raffle 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 $715 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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