Goodells man “happy” with $10,000 win

LANSING, April 14, 2009 – Timothy Thierry was a big Mega Millions winner! He won a huge $10,000 prize after matching four white ball numbers and the gold Mega ball number on March 3.

This is the 49-year-old’s largest win to date. He hid the easy-pick ticket in his wallet prior to cashing it at the Lottery’s Sterling Heights office. The avid hunter has no immediate plans for the prize money.

The Goodells man purchased the lucky winning ticket at Chippewa One Stop, 7069 Gratiot Ave., in St. Clair.

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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