LANSING, May 17, 2006 – William Preston from Lincoln Park matched four white balls and the gold ball in the May 12 Mega Millions drawing to win a $10,000 prize.
The lucky 54-year-old regular Lottery player learned of his good fortune from the newspaper. He hid the easy pick ticket in a coffee pot before cashing it in at one of the Lottery’s regional offices. He plans to pay bills and take a trip up north with his prize money.
The lucky man purchased the winning ticket at Freeway Liquor, 2568 Dix Hwy., in Lincoln Park.
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 https://www.michiganlottery.com/.
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