LANSING, September 9, 2009 – Charles Buck, a US postal worker from Shelby Township, played the Lottery’s Mega Millions game and won $10,000! The lucky man matched four white ball numbers and the gold Mega ball number on August 28 to win the prize.
Buck hid the winning ticket in a kitchen cabinet before cashing it at the Lottery’s Sterling Heights office. He plans to use the prize money to put a down payment on a house.
The winning easy-pick ticket was purchased at ABJ Vending LLC, 711 N. Glenwood Ave., in Pontiac.
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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