Wyoming woman claims $10,000

LANSING, January 21, 2009 – A lucky Wyoming woman had a very Merry Christmas. Kathy Jo Coleman won a $10,000 Mega Millions prize after matching four white ball numbers and the gold Mega ball number on December 2, 2008. She used the prize money for Christmas presents.

The regular Lottery player hid the easy-pick ticket in her husband’s wallet prior to cashing it at the Lottery’s Grand Rapids office. She enjoys reading, fishing, listening to music and dancing in her free time.

The lucky winning ticket was purchased at Speedway #2289, 3605 Burlingame Ave. SW, in Wyoming.

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 https://www.michiganlottery.com.

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