$10,000 prize claimed

LANSING, May 22, 2006 – A very lucky New Baltimore man is $10,000 richer after he matched four white balls, plus the Mega ball in the May 13 Mega Millions drawing.

Michael Desjardine, 45, said he was “nonchalant” about the win and plans to use his prize money at the casino.

The winning ticket was an “own pick” and Desjardine used birthdays and other important dates to pick his numbers.  The winning ticket was sold at East Towne Lounge North, 46777 N. Gratiot, in Chesterfield.

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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