Lansing, December 31, 1997 – A Holt man thought he was dreaming, but it was no dream – he won the top prize in the Michigan Lottery’s Keno game!
After matching 10 of the Keno numbers drawn Monday, Nov. 24 – 68, 69, 71, 72, 73, 74, 76, 77, 78 and 79 &150; the lucky winner was thrilled to learn it was true: he won the game’s top prize of $250,000.
"I didn’t believe it," he said. "I taped the drawing and played it over and over. I had to pinch myself because I thought it might be a dream!"
The winner, who requested anonymity, picked his own Keno numbers. The winning ticket was purchased at 7-Eleven 028E, 1997 Aurelius Road, in Holt.
A regular Michigan Lottery player for 25 years, the winner is a State of Michigan employee. He is the director of a Scrabble