Whittemore man claims Club Keno prize

LANSING, June 10, 2009 – Ryan Colvin is $20,000 richer after playing Club Keno. The Whittemore man played the 8-spot game, matched eight of eight and played the Kicker, which came up a 2X multiplier, to win the prize.

The lucky man previously won $12,000 playing Club Keno at the same retailer and told Lottery officials, “I watched the numbers come up and couldn’t believe we won twice this year.” Colvin has made no special plans for the prize money.

The winning easy-pick ticket was purchased at Sportsman Lounge & Restaurant, 200 S. Bullock, in Whittemore.

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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