LANSING, March 27, 1998 – A retiree from Battle Creek is enjoying a boost to his retirement fund – he won the top prize in the Michigan Lottery’s Keno game!
After matching 10 of the Keno numbers drawn Monday, January 19 – 1, 7, 10, 12, 16, 18, 19, 24, 26 and 70 – the lucky winner was thrilled to learn it was true: he won the game’s top prize of $250,000.
"I checked my numbers at a store," he said. "All along, I had a feeling it was a winner."
The winner, who requested anonymity, picked his own Keno numbers and has been a regular Lottery player since 1972.
The winning ticket was purchased at West Michigan C-Store, 1520 Michigan Ave. W, in Battle Creek.
The Keno game is designed to appeal to players wanting better odds of winning a prize. To play Keno, a player selects 10 numbers between 1 and 80. The Lottery draws 22 numbers from the field of 1 to 80. Players win prizes if they match six, seven, eight, nine, or all 10 of their numbers to the 22 drawn by the Lottery, or even if they match no numbers at all. A player matching 10 numbers wins $250,000; nine numbers wins $2,500; eight wins $250; seven wins $25; six wins $7; and matching zero numbers wins a free $1 instant game ticket.
Keno drawings are held every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
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