Retiree claims Mega Millions prize

LANSING, February 24, 2009 – Danny Schaefer has played the same Lottery numbers for 30 years. Persistence paid off and Schaefer matched four white balls and the gold Mega ball on January 27 to win $10,000.

The lucky man from Bay City plans to purchase a new roof for his house with the prize money.

The lucky winning own-pick ticket was purchased at Kaders Party Shoppe, 319 Marquette St., in Bay City.

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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