Detroit Man Wins $250,000 Playing KENO!

09.01.15 Keno! Draw 08.30.15 $250,000 Anonymous Wayne CountyA lucky player from Detroit won $250,000 playing KENO! from the Michigan Lottery.

The player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched 10 of the 22 numbers drawn Tuesday night. His hand-picked winning numbers were: 03-04-05-28-42-43-44-45-53-71. He bought his winning ticket at the Harding Market, located at 10501 East Warren Avenue in Detroit.

The player plans to save his big prize for a rainy day.

KENO! tickets may be purchased for $1. Players select 10 numbers from one to 80 for a chance to win prizes ranging from a free instant ticket up to $250,000. Drawings for the game take place at 7:30 p.m. seven days a week.

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Lottery Offices Closed in Observance of Labor Day

Labor Day (2)In observance of Labor Day, the Michigan Lottery headquarters in Lansing and all Lottery regional offices located in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Livonia, Saginaw and Sterling Heights will be closed on Monday.

All regularly scheduled drawings will continue on Monday.

The bank claim centers that the Michigan Lottery has partnered with may have office hours on Monday, however, they won’t be able to process a claim, because the Lottery offices will be closed.

All Lottery offices will reopen on Tuesday at 7:45 am.

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Gratiot County Woman Wins $250,000 Playing 50X The Cash Instant Game

08.31.15 50X The Cash IG# 715 $250,000 Anonymous Gratiot CountyA Gratiot County woman thought she was having a heart attack after realizing she’d won $250,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s 50X The Cash instant game.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought her winning ticket at the Speedway gas station, located at 7321 North Alger Road in Alma.

The player, recently visited Lottery headquarters in Lansing to claim her big prize. She said she first thought she had won $25,000, then was shocked when she realized the prize was actually $250,000.

With her winnings, she plans to purchase a new vehicle and invest the remainder.

Players have won more than $25.7 million playing 50X The Cash, which launched in January. Each $10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 up to $1 million. More than $41.3 million in prizes remain, including one $1 million prize, seven $250,000 prizes, 207 $10,000 prizes, and 2,085 $1,000 prizes.

Lottery instant games may be purchased at 11,000 retailers across the state.

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Kalkaska County Woman Wins $79,517 Prize Playing Club Keno The Jack

Lisa Knust (center) poses for a photo with (left to right) her husband, Rick, and friends Charlotte Zerbe and Keith Smith after collecting her Club Keno The Jack prize.

Lisa Knust (center) poses for a photo with (left to right) her husband, Rick, and friends Charlotte Zerbe and Keith Smith after collecting her Club Keno The Jack prize.

A night out with friends led to a big Club Keno The Jack win for a Kalkaska County woman.

Lisa Knust, of Rapid City, was having dinner and drinks with friends at the Alden Bar and Grille, located at 9149 Helena Road in Alden, when she bought a Club Keno The Jack ticket. She won $79,517 when her The Jack numbers matched the numbers drawn – 14-15-16-18-25-31-33-74 – in Club Keno drawing number 1246812.

“I bought my ticket and went back to enjoying dinner and drinks, and didn’t watch the drawings very closely,” said Knust. “The couple my husband and I were with noticed that The Jack had been reset to $10,000 and we joked about how funny it would be if I was the winner.

“I decided that I should check my ticket, so I went to the scanner and it told me to see the retailer. I thought I had won $600, so we started celebrating and carrying on.”

Little did Knust know at the time, she had actually won much more than $600.

“I asked the bartender to give me a printout of the winning numbers so I could check my ticket,” said Knust. “We went through the draws one-by-one, checking the Club keno numbers I had played very carefully, and I didn’t have any winners. That’s when I started to check my The Jack numbers. When I realized I was the big winner, I started screaming!”

The night was just getting started for Knust and her friends. She put the winning ticket in her purse, and ventured to another bar to continue the celebration.

Lisa Knust's winning Club Keno The Jack ticket.

Lisa Knust’s winning Club Keno The Jack ticket.

“We called my sons and asked them to join us to celebrate,” said Knust. “While we were out, we watched my purse like a hawk to make sure that the winning ticket didn’t go missing.”

“Winning has been so exciting and surreal. I didn’t win $10 million, but I’m thrilled to win $79,000!” Knust said as she collected her big prize at Lottery headquarters in Lansing on Tuesday.

The Jack is a Club Keno add-on game that players may add to their Club Keno wager for just $1 per draw. With The Jack, players get eight easy pick numbers to match to the Club Keno numbers drawn. Players may win prizes ranging from $1 to the jackpot. The jackpot starts at $10,000 and grows until it is won. To win the jackpot, players must match all eight numbers.

Club Keno may be played at the 11,000 Lottery retailers across the state. Drawings are every three and a half minutes. Results and live drawings may be found online at http://www.michiganlottery.com.

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Wayne County Man Wins $500,000 Playing the Michigan Lottery’s $500 Grand Cashword Instant Game

08.28.15 $500 Grand Cashword IG # 729 $500,000 Anonymous Wayne CountyA quick double check of $500 Grand Cashword instant game ticket led to a $500,000 payday for a Wayne County man.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, asked his daughters to take a look at his $500 Grand Cashword instant game ticket after he completed scratching it. He got the biggest surprise of his life when they told him it was a $500,000 winner.

The retired player plans to share the money with his large family and possibly buy a new car.

Players have won more than $10.6 million playing $500 Grand Cashword, which launched in May. Each $10 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $10 up to $500,000. More than $16.1 million in prizes remain, including one $500,000 prize, and 15 $1,000 prizes.

Lottery instant games may be purchased at 11,000 retailers across the state.

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