A Wayne County man said winning a $314,843 Club Keno The Jack prize from the Michigan Lottery still feels surreal.
The 27-year-old player, who chose to remain anonymous, matched his easy pick The Jack numbers – 02-03-17-19-30-33-45-63 – to eight of the 20 Club Keno numbers drawn in draw 2180827. He bought his winning ticket at the BP gas station, located at 44404 Ford Road in Canton.
“I play Club Keno here and there,” said the lucky player. “While I was at the gas station, I noticed The Jack was getting up there, so I purchased a ticket. A few minutes later, I saw The Jack had reset to $10,000, so I pulled up the winning numbers to check my ticket.
“I went through my numbers and started checking them off one-by-one and kept thinking to myself: ‘No way! There is no way that I won.’ Once I checked off the last number and realized I really had just won, I was in shock! It was such a surreal feeling, and it still doesn’t seem real.”
The lucky player visited Lottery headquarters to claim his prize. With his winnings, he plans to help his family and then save the remainder.
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 2022, Lottery players won more than $407 million playing Club Keno, The KICKER, The Extra, and The Jack.