$10,007 Mega Millions prize claimed

LANSING, July 20, 2009 – A very lucky Lottery player matched four white balls and the gold Mega ball to win $10,000 and three white balls on another line to win a $10,007 prize in the July 3 Mega Millions drawing.

The lucky winning own-pick ticket was purchased at Golden Nugget Liquor, 34611 Mound Rd., in Sterling Heights.

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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