Mega ticket claimed

LANSING, September 11, 2007 – Steve Kruzel took his Mega Millions ticket to his local retailer to find out he won a $10,000 prize!  The Whitmore Lake man matched four white ball numbers and the gold Mega ball number to win the Aug. 31 prize.

Kruzel hid his winning ticket, which was purchased at Wesco #36, 330 Parkdale Ave., in Manistee, in his wallet prior to cashing it at the Lottery’s Dearborn Heights office.  The easy pick ticket winner enjoys hunting and fishing in his free time.

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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