Muskegon man wins big

LANSING, June 21 , 2006 – Ed Japenga is a very lucky winner!  He claimed a $10,006 prize after winning big on the Michigan Lottery’s Club Keno game.

Japenga wagered $1 per draw and matched nine of ten numbers, which usually pays $5,000, but since he purchased the Kicker option, it multiplied his winnings to $10,000!

The lucky winner purchased the ticket at Pin Crest Lanes, 6571 Airline Rd., in Fruitport.

Immediately before each Club Keno drawing, a wheel spins on the Club Keno monitor selects a Kicker number of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10.  Players can select the Kicker box on their play slip and pay $1 for each dollar originally wagered.  Wins on regular Club Keno drawings will be multiplied by the Kicker number, allowing players the chance to win up to 10 times their original prize amount.

Kicker began on November 20, 2005 in all 2,000 locations selling Club Keno.

Club Keno offers 37 different ways to play and win.  Players can wager $1, $2, $3, $4, $5, $10 or $20 per drawing and tickets can be purchased for up to 20 drawings at a time.  Players win Club Keno by matching some or all of the numbers they have selected to the numbers drawn.  The more numbers matched, the more the player wins.

All proceeds from the Lottery are contributed to the state School Aid Fund which supports kindergarten through 12th grade public education in Michigan.  In fiscal year 2005, the contribution was $667.6 million.

For additional information, please visit the Lottery’s Web site at

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