Celebrating a local baseball team’s victory led to an Allegan County man winning an $186,103 Club Keno The Jack prize from the Michigan Lottery.
Scott McClure, of Allegan, won $186,103 when his easy pick The Jack numbers – 17-18-27-33-46-48-53-63 – matched eight of the 20 Club Keno numbers drawn in draw 1494625 on Aug. 27. He bought his winning ticket at Sherwood’s Cove, located at 132 Brady Street in Allegan.
“After going to a baseball game, a few of us stopped at Sherwood’s to celebrate,” said McClure. “I saw The Jack was getting pretty high, so I decided to take my chances a play a little bit.
“When I saw my numbers come in, I was in disbelief. After the surprise of winning wore off, I bought a round for the whole group.”
The 64-year-old McClure visited Lottery headquarters Monday to claim his big prize. With his winnings, he plans to pay some bills and take his wife on a trip out west.
“Winning this much won’t change how we live our lives, but it sure take some stress off of me and my family,” McClure 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 11,000 Lottery retailers across the state. Drawings take place every three and a half minutes. Results and live drawings may be found online at http://www.michiganlottery.com.
In 2016, Lottery players won about $412.5 million playing Club Keno, The KICKER, and The Jack.