Eaton Rapids man wins $100,000 on Raffle!

LANSING, September 27, 2010 – Allen Barr is $100,000 richer after claiming a $100,000 Red Hot Raffle ticket!

Barr, of Eaton Rapids, bought 18 raffle tickets at different times. He didn’t need all of them though, the first ticket he bought was the big winner. “My server knew my ticket won, so when she saw me she told me to check my ticket,” Barr said. “Sure enough, she was right!”

Barr kept his winning ticket in a safe before claiming it at Lottery Central in Lansing. He plans to help his family, pay bills, and tip his server with the prize money.

The winning ticket was sold at Abie’s Bar LTD, 100 S. Main, in Eaton Rapids.

Over 94 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.

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