Sterling Heights woman claims $10,000

LANSING, September 15, 2008 – Sandra Metcalf, a bakery manager from Sterling Heights, is a very lucky Mega Millions player! On August 26, she matched four white ball numbers and the gold Mega ball number and won a $10,000 prize!

The lucky winner plays the Lottery just five times a year. Metcalf plans to pay her home equity loan with the prize money.

The lucky winning ticket was purchased at the Troy Party Store, 6990 John R Rd., in Troy.

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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