LANSING, November 16, 2000 — A lucky St. Louis man said he has always dreamed of buying a cottage on a lake and that dream may soon become a reality, courtesy of the Michigan Lottery!
The winner, who requested anonymity, matched 10 of the Keno numbers drawn on Friday, November 10, 2000 — 1, 5, 11, 15, 19, 26, 48, 50, 64 and 76!
“I picked up a winning number report from the store,” the winner said. “When I got home I checked the numbers on my ticket against those on the winning number report. I have matched as many as seven numbers in the past, so when I saw I had matched eight, nine and then 10, I was shocked! I just kept checking the ticket over and over again. I even went to a different store to pick up another winning number report.”
The St. Louis man purchased the winning “easy pick” ticket at Boomers Southside Party Store, 100 Woodworth Ave., in Alma. Prior to turning the winning ticket in at Lottery headquarters in Lansing, the winner said he kept it in “a safe place.”
The lucky man said he plans to use part of his winnings to “buy a cottage on a lake” and invest the rest. He offered the following words of advice to other Lottery hopefuls: “Never give up hope — you will win someday!”
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 one and 80. The Lottery draws 22 numbers from the field of one to 80. Players win if they match six, seven, eight, nine or all 10 of the numbers on their ticket 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.