Mega Millions prize claimed

LANSING, January 21, 2009 – Leroy Call of Fraser is a lucky Mega Millions player! He matched four white ball numbers and the gold Mega ball number in the December 23, 2008 drawing and won $10,000!

The long-time Lottery player learned of his good fortune from the newspaper and double checked his winnings by calling the Lottery. He hid the ticket in a safe prior to cashing it at the Lottery’s Sterling Heights office and plans to pay bills with the prize money.

The lucky winning easy-pick ticket was purchased at 7-Eleven 13432, 15270 E. 14 Mile Rd., in Fraser.

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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