56-year-old wins $10,000

LANSING, August 12, 2008 – Larry Posont is a very lucky Mega Millions player! On April 15, he matched four white ball numbers and the gold Mega ball number and won $10,000!

The Dearborn Heights man is a regular Lottery player who hid the easy pick ticket in his wallet prior to cashing it in at the Lottery’s Dearborn Heights office. He plans to pay bills with his prize money.

The lucky winning ticket was purchased at CVS/Pharmacy 08001, 15325 Michigan Ave., in Dearborn.

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 https://www.michiganlottery.com/.

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