Largest Jack prize claimed!

LANSING, November 5, 2009 – A Freeland woman has claimed the largest prize in The Jack since the add-on game to Club Keno was introduced in June. Reggie Snead traveled to Lottery Central in Lansing today to claim the $108,927 prize.

The progressive jackpot has been rolling since it was last won on October 29.

Snead caught the winning numbers on the Club Keno monitor and after realizing she won, she turned and walked quietly out of the bar. The lucky woman says she plans to fix her truck with part of the prize money. The winning easy-pick ticket was purchased at the Log Cabin, 181 S. Main St., in Freeland.

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 jackpot starts at $2,000 and increases after each draw until it is won. The more money players wager on the game, the more the jackpot grows. The jackpot continues 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 mark the “YES” box in Section 1 of the Club Keno play slip and 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 is 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 2009 the contribution to schools was over $715 million. Since its inception in 1972, the Lottery has contributed more than $15 billion to education in Michigan.

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