Mega Millions prize claimed

LANSING, October 18, 2007 – Van Cartwright is a lucky Mega Millions player!  The lucky man won $10,000 after matching four white ball numbers and the gold Mega ball.

The Coleman man purchased his Oct. 12 winning own pick ticket at The Country Store II, 3054 Saginaw Rd., in Coleman.

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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