Grand Rapids winner claims prize

LANSING, September 5, 2007 – A lucky winner has claimed a $250,003 prize after matching all five white balls in the August 17 Mega Millions drawing.

Rafael Chavez purchased the winning easy pick ticket at Family Pantry, 704 Stocking Ave. NW, in Grand Rapids.

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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