Players continue collecting big Jack prizes!

LANSING, July 13, 2009 – The Jack continues to be a huge hit and Lottery players are collected big prizes.

Sixteen more players have collected their Jack winnings, including Kristi Petel from Brown City; Carole from Alpena; Lorrie Smith from Adrian; Tim Highland from Fremont; Elizabeth Sobush from Farmington Hills; Marc Roberts from Flushing; Patrick Silversides from Howell; and 10 players who wish to remain anonymous.

The lucky tickets were purchased at The Lighthouse Restaurant, 377 N. 3rd St., in Rogers City; Fricker’s, 720 S. Main St., in Adrian; The Brass Rail, 121 Hakes St., in Montgomery; Bamboozles, 32350 W. Eight Mile, in Farmington Hills; Duffy’s of Flushing, 125 E. Main St., in Flushing; The Draft Sports Bar and Grill, 2435 Benstein, in Commerce Township; Gabriels Lounge, 27715 Gratiot Ave., in Roseville; Joe’s Primetime Pub, 27845 Fort St., in Brownstown Twp.; Buster’s Lounge, 50935 Van Dyke, in Shelby Twp.; Some Place Else, 1863 E. Apple Ave., in Muskegon; Blindfish, 700 Main St., in Lapeer; The Waterfront Restaurant, 315 W. Columbia Ave., in Battle Creek; Riverbend Bar & Grill, 124 Fulton St. E., in Ada; McThristy Pub & Grub Inc., 2214 E. Ganson, in Jackson; Maple Gardens, 1020 Maple St., in Saginaw; and two tickets were purchased at The Harrington Inn, 4164 Main St., in Brown City.

Since the launch of The Jack on June 1, the Michigan Lottery has awarded over $1 million to players in that game alone.

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.

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.

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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