Toledo man wins $10,000

LANSING, May 8, 2008 – An Ohio man who is a regular Michigan Lottery player won a $10,000 prize on the April 29 Mega Millions drawing. He matched four white ball numbers and the gold Mega ball to win the third-tier prize.

David Johnson has been a regular player since the Michigan Lottery’s inception in 1972. He hid the easy pick ticket in his wallet prior to cashing it in at the Lottery’s Dearborn Heights office and though he said he has plans for his money, he did not divulge any details.

The lucky winner purchased the easy pick ticket at Food Town, 7375 Secor Rd., in Lambertville.

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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