Belding resident claims $20,000 prize

LANSING, January 13, 2009 – Tina Anstett of Belding did a “happy dance” after finding out she won $20,000 in Club Keno! The regular Lottery player placed a $1 wager on a 8-spot game and matched eight of eight numbers and played the Kicker, which came up as a 2x multiplier.  Her normal payout of $10,000 was “kicked up” to a whopping $20,000.

Anstett hid the winning ticket is a very safe place in her home before cashing it at the Lottery’s Grand Rapids office. The lucky winner plans to buy a new car and pay bills with the prize money.

The lucky winning own-pick ticket was purchased at Empire Entertainment, 420 W. Main 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. 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 $740.7 million. Since its inception in 1972, the Lottery has contributed more than $15 billion to education in Michigan.

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