Mega Millions prize claimed by Detroit woman

LANSING, December 20, 2007 – A very lucky Mega Millions player is $10,000 richer after matching four white ball numbers and the gold Mega ball number in the August 14 drawing.

L. Jarrett, who told Lottery officials she only plays when the “jackpot is large”, hid the easy pick ticket in her purse prior to cashing it in. The avid reader plans to use the prize money to pay her property taxes.

The winning ticket was purchased at NBA Ventures Inc., 10000 Ford Rd., in Dearborn.

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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