56-year-old wins "Mega" prize

LANSING, October 20, 2006 – A very surprised semi truck driver won a $10,000 Mega Millions prize from the Oct. 13 drawing.  Samuel Caswell matched four white balls and the Mega ball to win the third-tier prize.

The lucky Oak Park man has played the Michigan Lottery for the last 10 years, and this is his largest win to date.  Caswell plans to pay off debts with his winnings.  In his free time, he enjoys chess, bowling, pool shooting and minor auto repairs.

The lucky easy pick ticket was purchased at Onyx Market, 10850 W. 9 Mile Rd., in Oak 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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