LANSING, March 26, 2009 – A very lucky police officer from Dearborn was the winner of a Mega Millions prize! Gordon McIntosh won a $10,002 prize after matching four white ball numbers and the gold Mega ball number, and the gold Mega ball number on the same ticket.
The 48-year-old learned of his good fortune on the Lottery’s Web site and still wasn’t sure it was a winning ticket until he claimed the prize at the Dearborn Heights regional office. He has no immediate plans for the prize money.
The lucky winning own-pick ticket was purchased at Sunrise Store #07, 110 N. Main St., in Yale.
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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