Mega Millions ticket claimed

LANSING, May 14, 2008 – Jay Laney is a very lucky Mega Millions player! The Canton man matched the first five white ball numbers in the May 6 drawing to win a $250,000 prize!

The lucky easy pick ticket was purchased at Knight Enterprises #31, 41350 Ford 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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