Winner claims $10,000!

LANSING, December 3, 2007 – A very lucky winner has claimed $10,000 after she matched four white balls and the Mega ball in the November 20 Mega Millions drawing.

Annette McDonald of Waterford said she checked her numbers online and was “very excited” about the win.

She plans to use the money from her easy pick win to pay bills. The winning ticket was purchased at Mejier #109, Gas Station, 1703 Haggerty Hwy., in Commerce Twp.

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.

Over 95 cents of every dollar spent on Lottery tickets is returned to the state in the form of contributions to the state School Aid Fund, prizes to players and commissions to retailers. In fiscal year 2007, the contribution to schools was $748.9 million. Since its inception in 1972, the Lottery has contributed more than $14.3 billion to education in Michigan.

For additional information, please visit the Lottery’s Web site at

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