Mardi Swiss, of Utica, won the big prize when her easy pick The Jack numbers – 18-19-31-36-39-56-65-72 – matched eight of the 20 Club Keno numbers drawn in draw 1571459 on Tuesday evening. She bought her winning ticket at Steiny’s Tavern, located at 55161 Shelby Road in Shelby Township.
“I was eating dinner with some friends, and we were kind of half-watching the Club Keno drawings,” said Swiss. “We saw The Jack had reset and we were looking at the numbers, but the next drawing started before we could see what all of the numbers were.
“I took my ticket up to the bartender to be scanned and she told me I had a big winner. I felt like jelly, I was shaking so much!”
Swiss celebrated by buying a round for everyone in the bar and picking up the tab for her friend’s dinners.
“Luckily the bar wasn’t too busy, so my tab was a little over $100,” said Swiss. “It was fun to share my good fortune with everyone there!”
“It’s so unbelievable to win, it still hasn’t sunk in yet,” Swiss 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 2017, Lottery players won about $423 million playing Club Keno, The KICKER, and The Jack.