Elkton club claims cash

LANSING, February 27, 2008 – Twenty-one co-workers got a huge payday when they matched all five white ball numbers in the Feb. 22 Mega Millions drawing.

The members of Sammy’s Club, who all work together at Huron Castings, claimed their $250,000 prize today at Lottery Central in Lansing.

Sammy’s Club has been playing together for over a year, focusing on Mega Millions and Raffle games. Plans for the prize money, which is about $8,400 each, included bills, new TVs and cars, savings and taking care of their families.

The winning easy pick ticket was purchased at LeVillage Market, 5 N. Main St., in Elkton.

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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