Mega Millions prize claimed by Eastpointe man

LANSING, April 28, 2008 – The April 18 Mega Millions drawing proved lucky for one Eastpointe resident!

Robert Reed matched the first five white ball numbers and won a $250,000 prize! The “strictly Mega Millions” player was excited with his big win.

The easy pick ticket will help the long time player save, pay bills, and purchase a few things for himself and his children.

The 50-year-old enjoys hunting, fishing, watching sporting events, gardening, and working in his free time.

The lucky ticket was purchased at A & B Market, 18405 E. 9 Mile Rd., in Eastpointe.

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.

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