River Rouge winner claims cash

LANSING, March 13, 2008 -Arthur Makarewicz is $10,000 richer! He matched four white balls and the Mega ball in the March 4 Mega Millions drawing to win the prize.

The winner was “totally surprised” and wanted to leave work as soon as he discovered he had won. The winning easy pick ticket was purchased at Rouge Tobacco Shp & More, 11370 W. Jefferson Ave., in River Rouge.

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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