Club claims $10,000

LANSING, July 25, 2008 – The Shamrock and Thistle Lottery Club of Westland claimed a Mega Millions prize. Group members matched four white ball numbers and the gold Mega ball number on July 4 to win the $10,000 prize.

The regular Lottery players purchased the lucky winning own-pick ticket at McDonough’s Market, 38240 Michigan Ave., in Beaver Island.

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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