Brighton woman claims huge prize

LANSING, April 28, 2008 – A lucky woman was in disbelief and almost fainted when she found out she was holding a Mega Millions ticket worth $250,000!

Laura Kelley matched the first five numbers, without matching the Mega ball number, to win the prize.

The Brighton woman told Lottery officials that she has been playing the Lottery “forever” and this was her largest win to date. She plans to use the prize money for bills and to remodel her home.

The lucky easy pick ticket was purchased at Speedway #2358, 5596 N. Lilley Rd., in Canton.

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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