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Big Money Bingo winner in Adrian!

Contact: Todd Gardner 517-335-6736
Agency: Charitable Gaming

LANSING, July 3, 2008 - Bill Buffinger had Lady Luck by his side when he won $25,165 playing Big Money Bingo at the Sand Creek School's Athletic Booster's bingo game at the Merchants Building in Adrian.

Buffinger, who has been playing bingo for over 20 years, achieved the coverall in an amazing 45 balls. This is the second time this has happened since Big Money Bingo began in March of 2007. Buffinger, who is a supervisor at a local Adrian plant, plans on putting the money in the bank and letting it grow. Before the Big Money Bingo jackpot, the largest amount Buffinger won was $500. Congratulations!

Big Money Bingo, developed by Scientific Games (NASDAQ: SGMS), is authorized by the Charitable Gaming Division of the Michigan State Lottery. The game is a linked, progressive bingo game that is available at select charitable bingo locations throughout the state. The Big Money Bingo jackpot starts at $10,000 and grows each day until it is won. The progressive draw begins with 49 balls drawn and if not won, the number of balls drawn increases by one each week. Big Money Bingo is played twice a day at noon (2 p.m. on Sundays) and 8 p.m.

For more information or to find a participating Big Money Bingo game, visit or

In 2007, $73 million raised through charitable gaming activities was contributed to support community projects and programs such as, schools, libraries, scholarships, school athletic programs, fire departments, youth camps, crisis centers, disabled citizens, medical research, senior citizen programs, soup kitchens, and many more. Without the funding derived from charitable gaming, many of these invaluable community projects would not exist.