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
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.