$10,000 Mega Millions prize claimed

LANSING, January 12, 2007 – Simona Mioc is a very lucky woman!  She matched four white balls and the gold Mega ball to win a $10,000 prize!  The Sterling Heights winner won her Mega Millions prize from the Jan. 9 drawing.

The 38-year-old regular Lottery player told Lottery officials that she was happy with her win.  She picked her own numbers from a combination of birth dates and lucky numbers.  In her free time, she enjoys movies, cars and surfing the Internet.

The lucky winning ticket was purchased at Meijer #145, 34835 Utica Rd., in Fraser.

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 nearly 11,000 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 2006, the contribution was $688 million.

For additional information, please visit the Lottery’s Web site at https://www.michiganlottery.com/intro.

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