Onaway man claims $10,000

LANSING, May 14, 2009 – Andrew Bischer was happy to learn he matched four white ball numbers and the gold Mega ball number on May 13 and won a $10,000 prize!

The Onaway man learned of his good fortune when he checked his numbers on the Lottery’s Web site, https://www.michiganlottery.com. The sports enthusiast hid the winning ticket in his wallet before cashing it at the Lottery’s Saginaw office. He plans to pay bills with the prize money.

The lucky winning easy-pick ticket was purchased at Onaway FD Mart Self Serv, 101 Michigan Ave., in Onaway.

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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