LANSING, September 16, 2008 – Robert Schartzer, a 69-year-old GM retiree, won $10,000 when he matched four white ball numbers and the gold Mega ball number in the August 19 Mega Millions drawing!
Schartzer has been an avid Lottery player for 35 years, playing the same numbers in Mega Millions for years. The Lansing man plans to pay bills with his prize money.
The winning ticket was purchased at Rich’s Country Store, 6237 Bishop Rd., in Lansing.
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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