Southfield woman wins $10,000

LANSING, November 21, 2008 – Kimberly Williams was shocked to find her Mega Millions ticket was worth $10,000. She matched four white ball numbers and the gold Mega ball number in the November 11 drawing!

The 25-year-old Southfield woman plans to pay bills with the prize money.

Williams purchased the winning easy-pick ticket at 8 Mile Express, 18685 W. 8 Mile Rd., in Detroit.

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 $740.7 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

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