The player bought the Best of 7’s instant game ticket for two reasons: his favorite tickets to purchase are scratch off games, and his little daughter told him that seven was a lucky number. That’s how the player, who wishes to remain anonymous, won $777,777! “It’s a very exciting time,” he said.
The player plans to use the money to pay off his mortgage and buy a new car.
The winning ticket was sold at Fort & First Service Inc. located at 460 W. Fort St. in Detroit.
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 2011, the contribution to schools was over $727.3 million. Since its inception in 1972, the Lottery has contributed over $16 billion to education in Michigan.
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