45-year-old wins $10,000

LANSING, January 30, 2007 – A very lucky Dearborn man claimed a $10,000 Mega Millions prize.  Ali Hojeij matched four white ball numbers and the gold Mega ball in the Jan. 19 drawing to win the prize.

The regular Lottery player was happy with his win.  He plans to use the easy pick ticket winnings to pay bills.

Hojeij purchased his lucky ticket at Liberty Market, 8100 E. Forest Ave., 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 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/.

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