Redford man claims $250,000

LANSING, February 22, 2008 – A. Gibson of Redford is a very lucky man! On Feb. 15, he matched all five white ball numbers, without matching the gold Mega ball number and won a whopping $250,000 prize!

The lucky winning Mega Millions own pick ticket was purchased at Charles Market, 316 E. 9 Mile Rd., in Warren.

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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