Petoskey man claims big prize

LANSING, July 10, 2007 – Matching all five white balls, without matching the Mega ball, really paid off for one lucky Mega Millions player!

S. Youngs claimed his $250,000 prize on July 5 at the Lottery office in Lansing.

Youngs said he “couldn’t believe it” when he checked his numbers on the Lottery’s Web site and saw that he had won the second tier prize in the July 3 drawing.

He plans give some money to his family, pay bills and buy a Porsche.

The winning easy pick ticket was purchased at Boyne Marathon, 470 N. Lake St., in Boyne City.

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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