$10,000 prize claimed

LANSING, February 4, 2008 – A very lucky Chesterfield winner has claimed a $10,000 prize after he matched four white balls numbers and the Mega ball in the January 18 Mega Millions drawing.

Christopher Dorkins was in “shock and disbelief” when he realized he was a big winner. He hid the winning easy pick ticket in a dresser before claiming the prize.

The winning ticket was purchased at Meijer #105, 27255 23 Mile Rd., in Chesterfield.

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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