Huge Mega Millions prize claimed

LANSING, January 29, 2008 – W. Damm, a self-proclaimed “occasional” Mega Millions player, struck it rich when he matched five numbers, without the Mega ball and won a $250,000 prize!

The Grosse Pointe Woods man also matched three white ball numbers, without the gold Mega ball to bring his grand prize total to $250,007!

Damm learned of his good fortune from his newspaper and then immediately checked the Lottery’s Web site for confirmation. He explained the experience as “weird” because he never thought he would actually see his numbers!

The lucky winner told Lottery officials that the easy pick ticket prize money will be put in savings, and he enjoys photography and traveling in his free time.

The winning ticket was purchased at Michigan Fuels #731613, 20700 Mack Ave., in Grosse Pointe Woods.

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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