An Ingham County woman felt numb when she won $250,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s KENO! game.
The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched 10 of the 22 numbers drawn Jan. 19. Her winning numbers were: 03-05-07-09-12-14-18-21-23-26. She bought her winning ticket at the Quality Dairy, located at 3332 East Lake Lansing Road in East Lansing.
“I stopped at the store to buy a KENO! ticket and decided to play a combination of some numbers I usually play and some new numbers I randomly chose,” said the 76-year-old player. “I checked the winning numbers early in the morning and when I saw I’d matched all of mine, I went numb.
“I had my daughter read the winning numbers aloud to me to be sure I read them correctly. I couldn’t believe what was happening and thought there had to be an error with my ticket!”
The player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim her prize. She plans to save her winnings.
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.