Southfield woman wins big

LANSING, February 11, 2008 – A retired Southfield woman is $10,000 richer! Lolita Reynolds matched four white balls and the Mega ball in the Jan. 29 Mega Millions drawing to win the prize.

The winner, who has been playing the Lottery since it began, hid the ticket in her purse before claiming her prize. She plans to use the prize money to pay bills.

The winning easy pick ticket was purchased at Prince Liquor and Wine Shop, 15600 W. 10 Mile 1A, in Southfield.

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.

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