A set of lucky numbers paid off for a Lansing woman who won a $250,000 prize playing the Michigan Lottery’s KENO! game.
The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched 10 of the 22 numbers drawn Feb. 5. Her winning numbers were: 07-11-40-66-71-74-76-78-79-80. She bought her winning ticket at Kartar Liquor, located at 6200 South Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard in Lansing.
“I play my KENO! numbers every other day and I was getting ready to give up, but decided to buy a few more tickets,” said the 42-year-old player. “My cousin called me the next day to tell me someone in Lansing won on KENO!, so I decided to check the winning numbers on the Lottery app. When I saw the winning numbers, I recognized them instantly and knew I was a winner.
“I also matched nine numbers on two other KENO! tickets from the same drawing to win two $2,500 prizes. I missed a $750,000 payday by just two numbers!”
She used a combination of birthdays and random numbers to select her numbers.
The lucky player visited Lottery headquarters on Tuesday to collect the big prize. With her winnings, she plans treat herself a little, but save the majority of the 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 $250,000. Drawings for the game take place at 7:30 p.m. seven days a week.