St. Johns man claims $10,000

LANSING, March 12, 2007 – A very lucky auto paint technician from St. Johns claimed a $10,000 prize from the March 6 Mega Millions drawing. Aaron Mitchell matched four of five white ball numbers and the Mega ball number to win the prize.

The lucky 33-year-old, who claims he is not a regular Lottery player, plans to save the easy pick ticket prize money.

The winning ticket was purchased at Mugg & Bopps #10, 743 W. Grand River, in Okemos.

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

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