LANSING, February 25, 2009 – Debra Lance of White Cloud is a very lucky Mega Millions winner! Lance purchased two separate tickets for the same February 6 drawing and won two times on each ticket! Lance matched four white ball numbers and the gold Mega ball on one line and three white ball numbers on another line on each ticket to win a whopping $20,014!
The regular Lottery player used her sibling’s birthdays for her numbers. She hid the winning tickets in her purse before cashing them at the Lottery’s Grand Rapids office. Lance plans to pay off bills with the prize money.
The lucky winning easy-pick tickets were purchased at Admiral Petroleum Co. #15, 519 W. Main St., in Fremont and Wesco #22, 304 S. Charles St., in White Cloud.
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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