Garden City player claims $10,000

LANSING, April 13, 2009 – Kathleen Gemuend of Garden City told Lottery officials she “nearly died” after learning her Mega Millions ticket was worth a whopping $10,000!

Germuend learned of her good fortune on the Lottery’s web site and plans to use the prizes money to pay bills.

The lucky winning easy-pick ticket was purchased at Speedway #8848, 24701 Northwestern Highway, in Southfield.

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

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