Lotto Soul offers chance to meet Motown stars!

LANSING, May 6, 2010 -The Michigan Lottery is giving its players the opportunity to meet some of Motown’s biggest recording artists!

On May 8 and May 29, LJ Reynolds of The Dramatics, Duke Fakir of The Four Tops and other Motown recording stars will be at Lottery retail locations in Oak Park and Detroit to meet players and sign Lotto Soul™ tickets. Date and locations include:

May 8

Oak Liquor and Wine                                      Parkland Cork & Bottle
13700 West 8 Mile Rd.                                   19150 W. McNichols Rd.
Oak Park                                                       Detroit
12-2 p.m.                                                       6-8 p.m.

Gratiot Fairmont Market
14999 Gratiot Ave.
Detroit
3-5 p.m.

May 29

Trade Winds Liquor & Wine                           Athens Grocery Store
17521 Livernois                                             527 Monroe St.
Detroit                                                          Detroit
12-2 p.m.                                                      3-5 p.m.

“The chance to have the popular Lottery ticket signed by some of Motown’s greatest recording artists will be a once in a lifetime opportunity for our players,” said Lottery Commissioner M. Scott Bowen. “The signed tickets will be real collector’s items.”

The Michigan Lottery’s Lotto Soul™, a limited edition ticket which went on sale March 29, celebrates Detroit and the state of Michigan’s Motown heritage. The popular ticket features four different Motown scenes, including Freda Payne; The Dramatics; Marvin Gaye; and The Four Tops.

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/ and the Player City Web site, www.playercity.net .

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