Helpful advice from a man named Jack led to a St. Johns woman winning a $197,296 Club Keno The Jack prize from the Michigan Lottery.
Shawna Foerster, 40, matched her easy pick The Jack numbers – 01-07-11-13-36-46-55-57 – to eight of the 20 Club Keno numbers drawn in draw 2238942. She bought her winning ticket at Bruno’s Bar, located at 226 North Clinton Avenue in St. Johns. St. Johns is about 25 miles north of Lansing.
“I was about to start my shift at Bruno’s and had $10 in my pocket, so I decided to buy a Club Keno ticket,” said Foerster. “As I was looking at the terminal, my co-worker, Jack, suggested I add The Jack to my ticket, so I did, and the rest is history.
“Later in my shift, I scanned the ticket on the terminal, and it printed a receipt saying I needed to claim my prize at the Lottery office. I figured I had won $1,000 or so, it wasn’t until later when I downloaded the Lottery app and scanned my ticket that I realized I had won $197,296!”
“Winning this prize is life changing for my family. It means we’ll be able to save for a rainy day and not worry as much about having a cushion to fall back on,” Foerster said.
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.