More Raffle players collect big prizes!

LANSING, January 22, 2010 – Five more winners have come forward to claim prizes in the Millionaire Raffle, including two of the top $1 million winners.

BCEP Lottery Club from St. Clair Shores claimed one of six $1 million prizes today at Lottery Central in Lansing. The ticket was purchased from Smokers Outlet of Waterford, 5655 Dixie Hwy., in Waterford. A second $1 million prize was claimed anonymously on a ticket that was sold at Kroger #487, 31 E. Long Lake Rd., in Troy.

Three other lucky winners, who chose to remain anonymous, traveled to Lansing today to collect Millionaire Raffle prizes. The players each won $100,000 on tickets purchased at Kawkawlin Party Shop, 105 Grove St., in Kawkawlin; Reem’s Mini Mart Inc., 4545 W. Grand River Ave., in Howell; and Efros Drugs, 6427 Orchard Lake Rd., in West Bloomfield.

Five winners traveled to Lansing on Thursday to collect Millionaire Raffle prizes. John Smith from Cheboygan won $100,000 on a ticket purchased at the Topinabee Market, 1541 N. Straits Hwy., in Topinabee; Brian Wiatrolik claimed $100,000 on a ticket purchased at Themar #14, 26778 M 43, in Paw Paw; Soteros Boloven claimed $100,000 on a ticket purchased at Joy Tobacco, Inc., 25655 Joy Rd., in Dearborn Heights; and two lucky players, who chose to remain anonymous, claimed $100,000 each on tickets purchased at Kroger #673, 2260 18 Mile Rd., in Sterling Heights and Smokers Only, 42369 Garfield Rd., in Clinton Township

Results of the Millionaire Raffle drawing are posted on the Lottery’s Web site, Players can also have their tickets validated by a Michigan Lottery retailer or at one of the Lottery’s regional offices around the state.  

The Millionaire Raffle drawing was January 20. Featured were six prizes of $1 million each, 12 prizes of $100,000, 2,000 prizes of $500 and 4,000 prizes of $100.

The Raffle numbers on the tickets must match the exact order in which the winning numbers were drawn to be eligible for a prize and winners must present their original

 tickets when making a claim. Winners claiming prizes over $50,000 must contact the Lottery’s Public Relations office at 517-373-1237 to set up an appointment to claim their prize. 

Over 98.5 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 2009, the contribution to schools was $724.5 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

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