$10,000 Mega Millions prize claimed

LANSING, April 3, 2009 – Marva Griffin is a very lucky Mega Millions player! She matched four white ball numbers and the gold Mega ball number on March 17 and won a $10,000 prize!

The Romulus woman used family birthdates to choose her own-pick ticket numbers. Griffin has made no plans for the prize money.

The lucky winning ticket was purchased at Conant Corner Party Store, 4177 3468 Holbrook St., in Hamtramck.

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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