St. Joseph woman claims $250,000

LANSING, August 14, 2008 – Shirley Bergstrom of St. Joseph is a very lucky Mega Millions player! She matched the first five white balls and won a $250,000 prize.

The lucky winning easy pick ticket was purchased for the July 25 drawing at Hardings of St. Joseph, 2844 Niles Ave., in St. Joseph.

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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