Lansing man wins "Mega" prize

LANSING, February 23, 2006 – Mark Holcomb is a little bit richer, thanks to the Michigan Lottery’s Mega Millions game.  He matched four white balls and the Mega ball to win the $10,000 prize.

The Mega Millions prize structure changed beginning with the June 24 drawing when California became part of the Mega Millions game.  The previous prize for matching four white balls and the Mega ball was $5,000.

Holcomb, a 31-year-old sales manager from Lansing, purchased the winning easy pick ticket at Admiral Petroleum Co, 7227 E M-78, in East Lansing.

Mega Millions is a multi-state lottery game in Michigan, California, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Texas, Virginia and Washington.  Wagers cost $1 each and tickets may be purchased at more than 10,000 Michigan Lottery retailers statewide.

All proceeds from the Lottery are contributed to the state School Aid Fund which supports kindergarten through 12th grade public education in Michigan.  In fiscal year 2005, the contribution was $667.6 million.

For additional information, please visit the Lottery’s Web site at

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