Mega Millions prize claimed

LANSING, February 24, 2009 – Elizabeth Ralston is a very lucky Mega Millions player! She matched four white ball numbers and the gold Mega ball number to win a $10,000 prize.

The Ionia woman has no immediate plans for the prize money.

Ralston purchased the lucky winning easy-pick ticket at CVS/Pharmacy 08297, 5225 Eastern Ave. SE, in Grand Rapids.

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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