Players already winning big prizes on The Jack!

LANSING, June 2, 2009 – Just one day after the launch of The Jack, five jackpots have been won by Club Keno players across the state.

The five jackpots, worth $2,600; $7,530; $9,900; $11,402 and $12,487 were won on tickets purchased at Gilligans, 6444 W. Main St., in Cass City; The Wood Shed, 13515 N. Genesee, in Clio; the Potterville Inn, 120 W. Main St., in Potterville; G. Willis Pizza Pub, 31230 Harper, in St. Clair Shores; and Corner Pub Bar & Grill, 100 W. Portage, in Sault Ste. Marie.

The Jack is an add-on game to Club Keno and gives players a whole new way to win when they play Club Keno.

The Jack is a progressive jackpot that starts at $2,000 and increases after each draw until it is won. The more money players wager on the game, the faster the jackpot grows. Players can expect the jackpot to reach $20,000 and higher daily! The jackpot will continue to grow until someone matches all seven numbers and wins, at which point, the jackpot reverts back to $2,000.

For just $1 extra per wager, Club Keno players will mark the “YES” box in Section 1 of the Club Keno play slip and will then fill in the remaining sections to complete their wager. Seven Easy Pick numbers from 1-80 will be printed on the bottom of their ticket. Players win if they match all seven of their Jack numbers to the Club Keno winning numbers drawn. Should multiple players win The Jack on a single draw, the prize will be split evenly among the winners.

The week of June 28, coupons will be distributed in state-wide home-delivered newspapers. The coupon will allow customers to play The Jack for free when they purchase one Club Keno draw.

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 60 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!

Started in October of 2003, Club Keno is offered to players at bars and restaurants. Drawings are every four minutes, seven days a week, from 6:05 a.m. to 1:45 a.m. and are broadcast live on closed-circuit television monitors in each Club Keno location.

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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