Lucky Lady From Angola,IN Wins $250,000 Keno Prize!

LANSING, October 7, 2002 – A lucky Angola, IN, woman is rolling in the dough after matching 10 of 22 numbers in the Michigan Lottery’s Keno game to win the $250,000 top prize.

The winner, who requested anonymity, matched 10 of the Keno numbers drawn on Tuesday, October 1, 2002 – 10, 11, 13, 18, 19, 33, 44, 52, 72 and 78.

"I called the Lottery’s toll-free Lottery Link hotline (1-800-822-8888) and discovered that I had matched 10 of the 22 numbers drawn," said the lucky woman.

"I couldn’t believe that I had won the top prize!

I immediately called my husband and sister to tell them the good news."

The lucky winner, who chose her own winning number combination at random, purchased the winning ticket at Kinderhook Kwik Stop, 792 S. Angola Road, in Coldwater.

The Keno winner, who enjoys riding horses in her spare time, said prior to turning the winning ticket it at Lottery headquarters in Lansing she hid the it in a "secure place" to ensure its safety. She added that she plans to invest her winnings for her future.

The winner, was has been playing the Michigan Lottery for the past 15 years, offered the following words of encouragement to other Michigan Lottery hopefuls: "You have to play to win!"

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. Beginning on Wednesday, October 16, Keno game drawings will be expanded to seven days a week.

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