Lucky Detroit man claims $250,000 prize

LANSING, April 28, 2006 – J. Wilson is a very lucky Detroit man.  He matched the first five numbers in the Mega Millions drawing on April 21 to win a $250,000 prize!

Wilson was very excited and actually nervous to come to Lansing to claim his prize.  He randomly picked his own numbers on the winning ticket.  He plans to give some of the prize money to his children, purchase a new car and save the rest for a rainy day

The 73-year-old purchased his lucky winning ticket at Seven-Tel Party Store, 23740 W. 7 Mile Rd., in Detroit.

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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