“Rich man” claims $10,000

LANSING, October 14, 2008 – Salah Gasso of Troy claimed a $10,000 prize from the October 7 Mega Millions drawing. Gasso matched four white ball numbers and the gold Mega ball number to win the prize.

Gasso, who is a regular Lottery player, plans to give his prize money to his wife.

The lucky winning easy pick ticket was purchased at Art’s Party Store, 20320 W. 8 Mile Rd., in Southfield.

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.

For additional information, please visit the Lottery’s Web site at https://www.michiganlottery.com/.

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