Macomb man claims Mega Millions prize

LANSING, April 3, 2009 – Peter Ivezaj had the luck of the Irish on his side when he won a $10,000 prize after matching four white ball numbers and the gold Mega ball number in the March 17 Mega Millions drawing.

Ivezaj was happy with his win but wished he would have had the gold Mega ball number, which would have entitled him to the jackpot! The long-time player plans to pay bills with the easy-pick prize money.

The lucky winning ticket was purchased at 7-Eleven 32692, 16570 24 Mile Rd., in Macomb.

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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