LANSING, April 8, 2009 – Million Dollar Mega Play is a mega hit! On sale for just three weeks, the popular game has paid over $3,800,000 to thousands of lucky winners.
In addition to claiming lower-tier prizes ranging from $15 to $1,000, one top $1 million prize was claimed by an anonymous woman. The lucky ticket was purchased at the Southside Super Deli, 2000 Brooklyn Rd., in Jackson. 11 top $1 million prizes remain.
Additional winners have claimed second-tier $10,000 prizes including Eric Vollmar of Mt. Pleasant; Jacquelyn Thomas of Marine City; Yousif Baka of Farmington Hills; Michael Theakston of Davison; Vishal Kothari of Troy; Riley Dickinson of Coleman; Donna Suede of Fraser; Chris Feeback of Grand Rapids; Phillip Raein of Trenton; Larry Mach of Belleville; Daniel Pangman of Redford; Garry Sharp of Dexter; Mairead Powell of Horton; Linda Colmus of Rhodes; Lydia Partin of Flint; Judy Dalson of Grand Rapids; Ronald Trefry of Ypsilanti; Mary West of Monroe; Sharonda Wray of Westland; Falah Gasso of Southfield; Craig Dobbs of Clarklake; and John Shuell of National City.
The lucky tickets were purchased at the River Road Party Store, 3965 E. River Rd., in Mt. Pleasant; The Garden Patch, 6005 Marine City Hwy., in Cottrellville; Wagon Train Food Market, 22436 W. Warren Ave., in Detroit; 1-Stop Food Store #30, 1509 S. State Rd., in Davison; the Maple Market, 164 East Maple Rd., in Troy; Coleman Superstop, 102 W. Railway St., in Coleman; Meijer #145, 34835 Utica Rd., in Fraser; Meijer #20, 2425 Alpine Ave. NW, in Grand Rapids; Trenton Express Market, 2471 W. Jefferson Ave., in Trenton; Casa Del Vino, 1871 King Rd., in Trenton; Redford Mini Stop, 26307 Grand River Ave., in Redford; Pilot Travel Center #021, 750 Baker Rd., in Dexter; Save Time #5, 5900 Spring Arbor Rd., in Jackson; Estey Supermarket, 4002 Estey Rd., in Rhodes; Beecher Beer & Wine, G5375 N. Saginaw St., in Flint; Ball Park Party Store, 1157 W. Fulton St., in Grand Rapids; Circle K #6225, 10131 Textile Rd., in Ypsilanti; Stop and Run LLC, 2062 S. Custer Rd., in Monroe; Cherry Hill Liquor, 39023 Cherry Hill Rd., in Westland; the Warren Market, 28069 Mound Rd., in Warren; CC Village Market Inc., 133 Main St., in Cement City; and Neimans Family Market Tawas, 220 W. Lake St., in Tawas City.
Million Dollar Mega Play went on sale Monday, March 16 and features 12 top prizes of $1 million- the most the Lottery has ever offered on an instant ticket.
Along with the 12 $1 million prizes, the Million Dollar Mega Play ticket, which sells for $10, includes millions of dollars in other prize amounts, including over 200 prizes of $10,000 and nearly 15,000 prizes of $100. In total, there are over 950,000 winning tickets available, totaling over $32 million in cash prizes.
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.