LANSING, August 27, 2009 – Ernestine Thompson was surprised to learn she won $10,000 in the Michigan Lottery! She matched eight of eight numbers in an 8-spot Club Keno game to win the prize.
The Detroit woman plans to pay bills with the prize money.
The lucky own-pick ticket was purchased at Cherry Hills Lanes, 300 N. Inkster, in Dearborn Heights.
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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