George wins The Jack!

The JackGeorge Johnson was luckier than usual on March 4! That is the day Johnson played Club Keno and matched all eight numbers in The Jack which is an add-on game to Club Keno, for $70,808!

Johnson was in the bar watching the drawing when he realized he won! He left his waitress a $100 tip and left the bar immediately to go home and put the ticket in a safe place. With the money he plans to pay off his second mortgage.

The winning ticket was sold by Burton’s Last Resort located at 9027 W. Long Lake Rd. in Alpena.

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 2011, the contribution to schools was over $727.3 million. Since its inception in 1972, the Lottery has contributed over $16 billion to education in Michigan.

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