LANSING – A Dearborn man got the surprise of his life June 3 when he won $100,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s Club Keno game.
The player, who chose to remain anonymous, won the prize when his Club Keno numbers – 19-23-31-48-54-55-59-63-71-72 – matched 10 of the 20 Club Keno numbers drawn in draw 1465745. He bought the winning ticket at Cardoni’s Bar and Grill, 6615 Greenfield Road in Detroit.
“I checked my ticket at the bar after the drawings, and they told me I had to go to a Lottery office,” the player said. “So Monday I visited the regional Lottery office and that’s when they told me I’d won $100,000. I just couldn’t believe it.”
The player visited Lottery headquarters this morning to claim his prize. With his winnings he plans to buy a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, take a trip to the famed Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota, and save the remainder.
“It feels damn good to win the Lottery,” the player said. “I am only a few years from retirement, and this will be a nice bump for my nest egg.”
Club Keno gives players 37 different ways to play and win. Players select up to 10 numbers to match from 1 to 80, with prize amounts determined based on the amount the player wagered.
Club Keno may be played at Lottery retailers across the state. Drawings are every three-and-a-half minutes. Results and live drawings may be found online at www.michiganlottery.com.
About 97 cents of every dollar spent on Lottery tickets benefits the state in the form of contributions to the state School Aid Fund, prizes to players and commissions to retailers and vendors. In 2016, the Lottery provided a record $888.9 million to help support Michigan’s public schools. Since it began in 1972, the Lottery has contributed more than $20.5 billion to support public education.