$10,000 claimed by Flint man

LANSING, March 5, 2008 – Paul Hicks claimed a $10,000 Mega Millions prize after he matched four white ball numbers and the gold Mega ball in the Feb. 22 drawing.

The 73-year-old regular Lottery player purchased the own pick ticket at Palace Food Store, 3609 Beecher Rd., in Flint.

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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