LANSING, February 20, 2009 – Monica Schaner of Hart used her birthday and her children’s birthdays as the numbers for her lucky Club Keno ticket. Schaner placed a $1 wager on a 7-spot game and matched seven of seven numbers and played the Kicker which came up a 5X multiplier. Her normal payout of $2,000 was “kicked up” to $10,000! On three other draws she matched three of seven numbers bringing her total winnings to $10,003!
The lucky winner hid the ticket in her dad’s safe before cashing it at the Lottery’s Grand Rapids office.
The own-pick ticket was purchased at Crystal Valley Tavern, 7203 N. 126th Avenue, in Hart.
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 https://www.michiganlottery.com.
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