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November 14, 1972 : First Michigan Lottery Green Ticket Sold

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On this day in 1972, the first Michigan Lottery Green Ticket Game ticket was sold for 50 cents. The first weekly drawing was held on Nov. 24. The Green Ticket Game was shortly followed by a few months later, on Feb. 22, 1973, the Michigan Lottery saw its first instant millionaire when the very first $1 million Lottery prize was awarded to Taylor resident Hermus Millsaps. 

Source: Michigan State Lottery

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