Mega Gold prize claimed

LANSING, February 26, 2009 – The first of two Mega Gold instant grand-prizes worth $200,000 has been claimed! The winner opted to remain anonymous.

The lucky instant ticket was purchased at Sterling Palace Liquor, 42124 Van Dyke Ave., in Sterling Heights.

Mega Gold is just one of many Michigan Lottery Instant tickets available at nearly 11,000 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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