Generous man wins $11,007!

LANSING, January 13, 2009 – George Solomon of Sterling Heights checked his computer the morning after he purchased a Club Keno ticket and was shocked to find out he won $11,007! The Lottery player placed a $1 wager on a 6-spot game and matched six of six numbers and played the Kicker, which came up as a 10x multiplier. His normal pay out of $1,100 was “kicked up” to a whopping $11,000. On four other draws, he matched three of six numbers and played the Kicker,  bringing his total winnings for the evening to $11,007!

Solomon plans to give each of his sons and his employees at GS Automatic part of his winnings. The rest he plans to spend on Club Keno.

The lucky winning own-pick ticket was purchased at Mr. B’s Shelby, 48550 Van Dyke, in Shelby Township.

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.

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

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