Dearborn woman claims Club Keno prize

LANSING, January 21, 2009 – Jessica Dennard told Lottery officials she felt happy and blessed after she won $10,000 playing Club Keno. Dennard matched all eight numbers in an 8-spot game to win the prize.

The 24-year-old regular Lottery player plans to use the prize money to pay bills.

The lucky winning own-pick ticket was purchased at Wheat & Rye Inc., 7000 Merriman, in Romulus.

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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