A Genesee County man burst into tears when he realized he was the winner of a $261,377 Club Keno The Jack prize from the Michigan Lottery.
The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched his easy pick The Jack numbers – 11-14-16-26-33-41-65-71 – to eight of the 20 Club Keno numbers drawn in draw 2129204. He bought his winning ticket at Fifty Nine West, located at 786 West Highland Road in Highland. Highland is about 35 miles south of Flint.
“I was on the Lottery app and saw The Jack was getting up there, so I told my wife we needed to go buy a ticket right away because I had a lucky feeling,” said the 58-year-old player. “As soon as we got to the restaurant, the first thing I did was fill out a bet slip.
“After several draws, we noticed The Jack had reset to $10,000, so I scanned my ticket on the Lottery app to check it. When confetti came up on the screen and confirmed the winning amount, I didn’t believe it. I exited out of the app and then logged in again and scanned my ticket a second time. When the confetti and winning amount came up on the screen again, I burst into tears!
“Winning is overwhelming and amazing! I can’t believe that lucky feeling I had paid off,” said the player.
The lucky player visited Lottery headquarters to claim his prize. With his winnings, he plans to pay bills and take a vacation.
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 10,500 Lottery retailers across the state. Drawings take place every three and a half minutes. Results and live drawings may be found online at MichiganLottery.com.
In 2021, Lottery players won more than $368 million playing Club Keno, The KICKER, and The Jack.