Surprised Lottery player wins $10,000

LANSING, March 28, 2007 – George Bennington of Plymouth is a very lucky Mega Millions player!  He matched four white ball numbers and the Mega ball in the March 16 drawing to win a $10,000 prize!

The 82-year-old man hid the easy pick ticket in his wallet before cashing it in at the Lottery’s Dearborn Heights office.  Bennington enjoys playing the Michigan Lottery and plans to pay bills with his winnings.

The lucky winning ticket was purchased at Kroger #670, 44525 Ann Arbor Rd., W, in Plymouth.

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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