LANSING, April 3, 2009 – Chris Welniak of Rockford won a $10,000 Mega Millions prize after matching four white ball numbers and the gold Mega ball number on March 17.
Welniak checked his numbers on the Internet and was excited when he realized he won the prize. The lucky man hid the winning ticket in his wallet before cashing it at the Lottery’s Grand Rapids office. He plans to buy a motorcycle with the prize money.
The easy-pick ticket was purchased at Topp Stop, 8768 Belding Rd. NE, in Rockford.
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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