Three month old Mega ticket claimed

LANSING, July 11, 2008 – A Florida woman matched five white ball numbers in the March 11 Mega Millions drawing and won a $250,000 prize!

The woman, who said she’s not a regular Mega Millions player, plans to use her prize money to move back to Michigan.

B. Schatten purchased the lucky easy pick ticket at Kroger #656, 4099 Telegraph Rd., in Bloomfield Hills.

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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