$10,000 Mega Millions prize claimed

LANSING, September 30, 2009 – James Daubert 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 September 25 to win the prize.

The Lapeer man hid the winning easy-pick ticket in his wallet before cashing it at the Lottery’s Sterling Heights office. He plans to save the prize money.

The winning was purchased at H & S Meat Market, 1855 N. Saginaw St., in Lapeer.

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 2009, the contribution to schools was $715 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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