Mailman wins Mega Millions prize!

LANSING, June 15, 2009 – Douglas Durley, a mailman from Detroit, was very happy when he checked his Mega Millions numbers on the Lottery Web site. The lucky man matched four white ball numbers and the gold Mega ball number on May 8 and won a $10,000 prize!

Durley hid the winning ticket in his desk before cashing it at the Lottery’s Detroit office. The lucky man plans to pay bills with the prize money.

The winning easy-pick ticket was purchased at Meijer #233, 3565 Fairlane Blvd., in Allen Park.

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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