Bay City man claims Mega prize

LANSING, December 20, 2007 – Michael Reinhardt claimed a $10,000 prize. He matched four white ball numbers and the gold ball number in the Dec. 11 Mega Millions game to win his money.

The Bay City man is a regular Lottery player and was surprised with his good fortune. He randomly picked his own numbers and plans to use the prize money for Christmas and bills.

Reinhardt purchased his winning ticket at Jack’s Fruit Market, 1511 Center Ave., in Essexville.

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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