Calhoun County Woman Wins $250,000 KENO! Prize from the Michigan Lottery

A Calhoun County woman walked around with a KENO! ticket worth $250,000 in her purse for three weeks before learning she was a big winner.

The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched 10 of the 22 numbers drawn July 19. Her winning numbers were: 08-16-35-38-44-53-57-71-77-80. She bought her winning ticket at the Family Fare store, located at 1603 Capital Avenue in Battle Creek.

“I buy one KENO! ticket every day,” said the 84-year-old winner. “I found this in my purse yesterday and had it scanned at a retailer. They told me I had to go to Lansing, but it never crossed my mind that I might have won $250,000.

“When I got here today they scanned my ticket at the front desk and told me I won $250,000, I broke down in tears. It was so overwhelming.”

The lucky player visited Lottery headquarters Thursday to claim the big prize. She plans to save her winnings.

“Things like this just don’t happen to us, I still can’t believe I won,” the player said.

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 $250,000. Drawings for the game take place at 7:30 p.m. seven days a week.

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