Cadillac man wins $250,000!

LANSING, February 11, 2009 – Marshall Forbes is a very lucky Mega Millions player. He matched five white ball numbers in the February 6 drawing and won $250,000!

The regular Lottery player from Cadillac has played the same numbers for years. He uses the birthdates of his family members for his own-pick ticket. The lucky winner told Lottery officials the win came at a perfect time. He plans to pay bills with the prize money.

Forbes purchased the winning ticket at Speedway #3567, 702 N. Mitchell St., in Cadillac.

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.

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