Regular player wins $10,000

LANSING, June 2, 2008 – A Tecumseh man won a third-tier Mega Millions prize from the May 16 drawing. Sean Kirkpatrick matched four white balls and the gold Mega ball to win a $10,000 prize.

The 34-year-old player saw the winning numbers in the newspaper and plans to use the prize money to pay bills. He enjoys throwing horse shoes, golfing and playing cards.

Kirkpatrick purchased the lucky winning easy pick ticket at The Party Shop, 110 S. Maumee St., in Tecumseh.

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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