Former teacher will enjoy retirement with $250,000 Keno win!

3.16.12 KENO! $250K P. Novak Canton

Patricia Novak of Canton claims $250,000 from the 3/16/2012 Keno! drawing

Patricia Novak just started playing Keno! a couple of months ago, using easy pick to choose her numbers. Every day she would check online to see if she had won. One day her husband John heard her scream and rushed downstairs thinking she had hurt herself. In the middle of screaming she managed to tell him that “it’s a good thing.”

Novak couldn’t believe her luck. “You hear about other people winning but you never think it can happen to you,” she stated.  And the winnings came at just the right time. Novak’s husband was recently laid off and she recently retired after 41 years of teaching.

Novak plans to use the money to pay bills and enjoy retirement.

The winning ticket was sold by Meijer #68 located at 37201 Warren Rd. in Westland.

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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Contact:  Andi Brancato, PR Director  517-335-5648
Agency:  Michigan Lottery Public Relations

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