Lucky lady claims Mega Millions prize for $250,000!

1.24.12 MM $250K Ruth Dunning Famington Hills

Ruth Dunning of Farmington Hills claims $250,000 from the January 24, 2012 Mega Millions drawing

Ruth Dunning has loved to play Mega Millions since her mother’s neighbor won a Mega jackpot worth $363 million a few years ago. Dunning didn’t hit the jackpot, but luck was on her side when she matched five white ball numbers to win $250,000 in the January 24 drawing.

When asked about any special plans for her new fortune she very happily stated, “I will be able to set up a college fund for my two children, and we will be taking a family vacation!”

The winning easy-pick ticket was sold by Hiller’s Market #6 located at 39950 W. 14 Mile Rd. in Commerce Township.

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