LANSING, September 28, 2009 – Donald Bakeman immediately called his wife after realizing he won $40,000 in the Lottery’s Club Keno game! The Dowagiac man bet $5 a wager and the Kicker on a 7-spot game. He matched seven of seven numbers with a 4X multiplier to win the prize.
Bakeman hid the winning ticket in a fishing boat before cashing it at the Lottery’s Grand Rapids office. He plans to go on a fishing trip with the prize money.
The winning own-pick ticket was purchased at T’s Tap, 277 N. Paw Paw St., in Coloma.
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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