"Pops" wins big

LANSING, April 16, 2008 – A longtime Lottery player, who goes by “Pops”, won $10,004 playing Club Keno!

The lucky Ionia winner matched all eight numbers in an 8-Spot game and added $4 after matching four numbers twice.

He said the winning ticket was safely stored in his wallet until claiming the prize at the Lottery’s Lansing office. He plans to use the prize money to pay bills.

The winning ticket was purchased at Renucci’s Bar, 540 N. State St., in Ionia.

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.

Over 95 cents of every dollar spent on Lottery tickets is returned to the state in the form of contributions to the state School Aid Fund, prizes to players and commissions to retailers. In fiscal year 2007, the contribution to schools was $748.9 million. Since its inception in 1972, the Lottery has contributed more than $14.3 billion to education in Michigan.

For additional information, please visit the Lottery’s Web site at https://www.michiganlottery.com/.

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