Lottery player wins $10,000

LANSING, May 8, 2008 – A very lucky Madison Heights man won a $10,000 Mega Millions prize after he matched four white ball numbers and the gold Mega ball in the May 2 drawing.

Charles Hendriks is a regular Lottery player who learned of his good fortune from his local newspaper. The winner told Lottery officials that he plans to donate all of his prize money.

Hendriks purchased the winning easy pick ticket at 11 Mile Mobil, 404 W. 11 Mile Rd., in Madison Heights.

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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