A lucky Dearborn man had to check his Keno! ticket three times before it sank in that he’d won $250,000 playing the popular Michigan Lottery game.
“I checked it online at the Lottery website and couldn’t believe that I’d matched 10 numbers. I went to the store and had them scan it and they told me it was a winner. Then I had them print out the winning numbers for me and took them home and circled the numbers that were on my ticket. That’s when I finally said ‘thank you!’” the winner said, looking upward.
The winner, who chose to remain anonymous, said he has a set of numbers that he plays consistently, but won on an Easy Pick.
His winning ticket matched the 10 of the 22 numbers – 4, 8, 9, 15, 27, 31, 54, 56, 69, and 73 – in Tuesday evening’s Keno! drawing.
The 69-year-old bought the big winner at the 7-Eleven at 3307 Greenfield Road in Dearborn. After accepting that he’d won the top Keno! prize, the player put the ticket in a Bible for safekeeping until he could claim his prize Thursday at Lottery headquarters in Lansing.
He said he planned to pay off some debts and invest the bulk of his prize money.
Keno! tickets may be purchased for $1. Players select 10 numbers from one to 80 for a chance to win prizes ranging from a free instant ticket up to a jackpot of $250,000. Drawings for the game take place at 7:30 p.m. seven days a week.