$10,002 Mega Millions prize claimed!

LANSING, September 9, 2009 – Paul Christy was in disbelief when he checked his Mega Millions ticket for the August 28 draw. The lucky man from Rochester Hills matched four white ball numbers and the gold Mega ball on one line and just the gold Mega ball on another line to win $10,002!

Christy plans to pay bills with the prize money.

The winning easy-pick ticket was purchased at Packard Grill, 50055 Van Dyke, in Shelby Township.

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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