LANSING, September 9, 2009 – Safarnia Burch of Detroit purchased a Mega Millions ticket for the December 26, 2008 drawing and forgot about it. She found the ticket when she was cleaning and checked the numbers on the Lottery’s Web site and realized she won $250,000! Burch matched five white ball numbers in the drawing to win the prize.
The lucky woman plans to pay bills, buy a house, and take her kids to Disney World with the prize money.
The winning easy-pick ticket was purchased at 7-Eleven, 31752 John R Rd., in Madison 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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