Belleville woman wins $10,000 prize

LANSING, September 9, 2009 – Penny Young cashed in when she matched four white ball numbers and the gold Mega ball number on her September 1 Mega Millions ticket. The Belleville woman won $10,000.

Young was “thrilled” with the win and plans to help her children with some of the prize money and save the rest.

The winning easy-pick ticket was purchased at Andrews Drugs, 444 Main St., in Belleville.

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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