Winner claims big prize

LANSING, April 8, 2008 – David Zink of Oxford was a very lucky winner! He cashed in when he matched all five white balls in the February 19 Mega Millions drawing.

Zink’s win was worth a cool $250,000! He hid the ticket in a fire proof safe before claiming his prize and plans to use the money to pay bills.

The lucky easy pick ticket was purchased at Indianwood Junction Party Store, 20 N. Baldwin Rd., in Lake Orion.

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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