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Michigan Lottery celebrates 40 years

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Mega-millions lottery tickets (Reuters)
Mega-millions lottery tickets (Reuters)

LANSING (WKZO) -- The Michigan Lottery is celebrating 40 years in business this week.

Lottery spokesperson Andi Brancato tells WKZO the bureau was established on November 13, 1972 with one type of lottery game, which promised a $1 million prize to a winner.

"The first ticket...was a 50-cent ticket," Brancato said. "It was a little green piece of paper and it just said 'Michigan Lottery' on it," she said.

The lottery's first million-dollar winner took a little time to collect his winnings - not coming forward until February, 1973.

Hear the entire Brancato interview from The Lori Moore Show by clicking here.

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