Bay City man claims $10,000

LANSING, April 28, 2008 – A very lucky 42-year-old Bay City man claimed a $10,000 Mega Millions prize!

John Neitzel matched four white ball numbers and the gold Mega ball number in the April 8 drawing to win the prize.

The lucky winner is a regular Lottery player and learned of his good fortune in the newspaper. He has no immediate plans for his prize money.

Neitzel purchased the winning easy pick ticket at Boones Corner Store, 1002 Midland Rd., in Bay City.

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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