Detroit man wins $10,000

LANSING, October 31, 2008 – Jeffrey Hairston won a $10,000 Mega Millions prize after he matched four white ball numbers and the gold ball number on October 24.

The Detroit man didn’t get excited about his easy-pick win until he shared the good news with his wife the next morning. Hairston plans to pay bills with his winnings. 

Hairston purchased the lucky ticket at the Payday Party Store, 21603 N. Mound Rd., in Warren.

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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