$10,000 ticket claimed

LANSING, May 1, 2008 – An easy pick Mega Millions ticket proved lucky for one Livonia woman! Carol Abraham matched four white ball numbers and the gold Mega ball number on March 4 and won a $10,000 prize!

The winner, who has played the Lottery for the past 20 years, learned of her good fortune on the Lottery’s Web site. She didn’t believe her luck until she redeemed her ticket at the Lottery’s Dearborn Heights regional office.

Abraham plans to use the prize money to make a down payment on a house.

The lucky winning ticket was purchased at Ka-Jac’s 3011 Rifle River Trail, in West Branch.

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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