Mega Millions prize claimed

LANSING, July 15, 2008 – A very lucky man from Hazel Park is $250,000 richer after matching the first five white ball numbers in the May 16 Mega Millions drawing.

James Kozlowski heard the news on the radio and thought he had won the entire jackpot! Even after learning he had won the second-tier prize, he was happy with his win.

The regular Lottery player plans to invest and purchase a new car with his winnings.

The lucky winning easy pick ticket was purchased at Frank’s Quick Stop, 21558 Dequindre Rd., in Warren.

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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