Westland player is $250,000 richer

LANSING, September 9, 2009 – Edward Sajewski is a very lucky Mega Millions player! He matched the first five white balls in the August 11 drawing to win a $250,000 prize!

The Westland man checked his numbers on the Lottery’s Web site before work and was so excited he woke up his wife to share the good news. The lucky man and his wife plan to invest the prize money.

Sajewski purchased the winning easy-pick ticket at the 7-Eleven, 160 S. Venoy Rd., in Westland.

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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