An Eaton County woman is celebrating after winning a $192,427 Club Keno The Jack prize from the Michigan Lottery.
Alberta Bailey, of Eaton Rapids, won $192,427 when her easy pick The Jack numbers – 01-03-05-06-27-38-46-59 – matched eight of the 20 Club Keno numbers drawn in draw 1515674 on Oct. 28. She bought her winning ticket at Tony M’s, located at 3420 South Creyts Road in Lansing.
“I had two single $1 bills in my wallet so I decided I’d play Club Keno,” said the 84-year-old Bailey. “The waitress didn’t come by to take my play slip for a few minutes, so I pulled it back and added The Jack option.”
Bailey took her ticket to be scanned and after receiving a message that the machine couldn’t process her ticket, she returned to her table and asked her daughter to take a closer look.
“My daughter and I looked over the ticket thinking I’d won a little more than $600,” said Bailey. “Turns out, we were half right. I did win more than $600, but it was much, much more.”
Bailey visited Lottery headquarters Wednesday to claim her prize. With her winnings, she plans to pay off some bills, complete some home repairs, and take a vacation.
“It’s been a lot of fun to celebrate my big win with friends and family. I’m taking it all in and enjoying every minute of it,” Bailey said.
The Jack is a Club Keno add-on game that players may add to their Club Keno wager for as little as $1 per draw. With The Jack, players get eight easy pick numbers to match to the Club Keno numbers drawn. Players may win prizes ranging from $1 to the jackpot. The jackpot starts at $10,000 and grows until it is won. To win the jackpot, players must match all eight numbers.
Club Keno may be played at the 11,000 Lottery retailers across the state. Drawings take place every three and a half minutes. Results and live drawings may be found online at http://www.michiganlottery.com.
In 2016, Lottery players won about $412.5 million playing Club Keno, The KICKER, and The Jack.