Nurse wins $20,000

LANSING, November 3, 2008 – Candace Hopper is a very lucky Club Keno player! She matched nine of 10 numbers in a 10-spot game and played the Kicker, multiplying her normal $5,000 win by 4 to a whopping $20,000!

Hopper hid the lucky easy-pick ticket in her husband’s wallet prior to cashing it at the Lottery’s Grand Rapids office. The Niles woman plans to pay bills with her prize money. The 56-year-old enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and antiquing.

The regular Lottery player purchased the lucky winning ticket at Hide-A-Way Lounge, 2628 Lakeshore Dr., in Niles.

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. The Kicker option allows players to multiply their winnings by up to 10 times!

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 2008, the contribution to schools was over $740 million. Since its inception in 1972, the Lottery has contributed more than $15 billion to education in Michigan.

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

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