LANSING, May 3, 2009 – Kathleen Murphy of Madison Heights won $10,000 when she matched eight of eight numbers in an 8-spot Club Keno game.
The long-time player used her sister’s and brother’s birth years for her numbers and hid the ticket in her purse before cashing it at the Lottery’s Sterling Heights office. She plans to fix her car and find a new home with the prize money.
The lucky own-pick ticket was purchased at Bubba O’Malleys, 1076 S. Belsay, in Burton.
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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