Top Keno! prize claimed

LANSING, July 15, 2008 – A very lucky Farmington Hills man is a lucky $250,000 winner!

The regular Lottery player, who opted to remain anonymous, matched 10 numbers in the July 2 Keno! game. He has no immediate plans for his prize money.

The winning own pick ticket was purchased at Tobacco Superstore, 22200 Middlebelt Rd., in Farmington Hills.

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 conducted seven days a week.

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

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