Regular player wins $10,000

LANSING, October 14, 2008 – A very lucky Northville man won a $10,000 prize after matching four white ball numbers and the gold Mega ball number in the October 3 Mega Millions drawing.

Carl Belz purchased the lucky winning easy pick ticket at Novi Liquor & Wine, 43340 W. 10 Mile Rd., in Novi.

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 2008, the contribution to schools was over $740 million. Since its inception in 1972, the Lottery has contributed more than $15 billion to education in Michigan.

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