Owosso man claims Mega prize

LANSING, January 11, 2008 – Alvin Dunkin is very lucky! He matched four white balls and the Mega ball in the Jan. 4 Mega Millions drawing.

The lucky winner claimed $10,000! He was watching the drawing when he saw his numbers come up on the screen. The winner plans to use the money to pay bills.

The winning ticket was purchased at Westown Shell Food Market, 1119 W. Main St., in Owosso.

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 https://www.michiganlottery.com/.

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