$250,000 prize claimed

LANSING, August 9, 2007 – Marlin Colburn of Adrian was more excited when he claimed his $250,000 Mega Millions prize than when he first realized it was a big winner.

The lucky player, who has been playing the Lottery once a week for the past eight years, said he hid the ticket behind a picture frame before cashing his ticket in at the Lottery office in Lansing.

The winning easy pick ticket was purchased at 7-Eleven 20862, 304 E. Beecher St., in Adrian.  He plans to use the prize money to pay off his house and car and buy a new truck.

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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