“I didn’t mean to put a $20 into the Lottery ticket machine; I thought I grabbed a $10, then I had to buy something. I picked the $10 Cash for Life ticket because I only play $10 tickets, it wasn’t even what I wanted,” said the top prize winner of the Cash for Life Instant game, who wishes to remain anonymous.
The winning $10 Cash for Life ticket entitles the winner to $4,000 a week for life! The winner has the option of receiving annual payments during their lifetime in the amount of $208,000 (less applicable taxes) with a minimum prize guarantee of $4,160,000 or the winner may select a one-time cash payment option of $4,428,422 (less applicable taxes).
This winner, from Flint, is planning on using the prize money to live debt free from bills and mortgage payments. Additionally, Michigan’s newest millionaire will share the wealth with family members.
The winning ticket was sold by TA-Saginaw Travel Center #198 located at 6364 Dixie Hwy. in Bridgeport.
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.
For information on all Lottery games, please visit the Lottery’s Web site at www.michiganlottery.com.
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Contact: Andi Brancato, PR Director 517-335-5648
Agency: Michigan Lottery Public Relations