Winner claims $10,000

LANSING, October 17, 2007 – Patrick Monroe of Metamora won big when he matched four white balls and the Mega ball in the October 5 Mega Millions drawing.

Monroe claimed his $10,000 prize at the Lottery office in Sterling Heights and said he has no plans for the prize money.

The lucky own pick ticket was purchased at Gas and Tobacco Palace, 221 W. Genesee St., in Lapeer.

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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