Keno winner "speechless" from $250,000 win

LANSING, April 4, 2007 – A very lucky woman, who opted to remain anonymous, claimed a $250,000 prize today.  The winner matched 10 of 22 numbers in the March 27 Keno drawing to win the top prize.

The anonymous woman told Lottery officials that she slept with her ticket before cashing it in at Lottery Central in Lansing.  She plans on paying bills and investing her prize money.

The lucky winning own pick ticket was purchased at Clark, 43600 Gratiot Ave., in Clinton Twp.

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 seven days a week.

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 2006, the contribution was $688 million.

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

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