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Michigan woman buys entire bar drinks after lottery win

Apr 13, 2018, 8:53 am

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SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A Michigan woman bought a round for everyone in a Michigan bar after realizing she won a $189,912 prize from the Michigan Lottery.

Mardi Swiss, of Utica, won playing Club Keno The Jack when she matched eight of the 20 Club Keno numbers drawn on Tuesday, April 10.

She bought her winning ticket at Steiny's Tavern, 55161 Shelby Road in Shelby Township, and promptly bought a round for everyone in the bar and picked up the tab for her friend's dinners.

"I was eating dinner with some friends, and we were kind of half-watching the Club Keno drawings," Swiss said.

"We saw The Jack had reset and we were looking at the numbers, but the next drawing started before we could see what all of the numbers were. I took my ticket up to the bartender to be scanned and she told me I had a big winner. I felt like jelly, I was shaking so much."

Swiss' tab ended up being about $100. The 55-year-old visited Lottery headquarters Thursday to claim the big prize. She plans to pay some bills, share with family and friends, and then save the remainder.

"It's so unbelievable to win, it still hasn't sunk in yet," Swiss said.

In 2017, Lottery players won about $423 million playing Club Keno, The Kicker, and The Jack.

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* In hot pursuit of $ *
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Good for you Mardi. Banana

 * Voice of Reason *   

* People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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    What a great story !!  Congrats Mardi and a very nice gesture on buying a round....DILLY DILLY !!!

    I believe it is now my turn for one of the draws this weekend Star

    Integrity: There is just no substitute.

    A man's rights rest in 3 boxes: the ballot box, the jury box and the cartridge box

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      Simpsonville
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      Another feel good story...conveniently posted on Friday the 13th.

       

      She sounds like a fun gal to be around, many positive vibes coming over the Internet.

       

      Played lucky 13 for Mega Millions tonight.  Born in 55 and worth $55 million!

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        Another feel good story...conveniently posted on Friday the 13th.

         

        She sounds like a fun gal to be around, many positive vibes coming over the Internet.

         

        Played lucky 13 for Mega Millions tonight.  Born in 55 and worth $55 million!

        I Agree! Mucho bueno luck to you Bleudog101! I hope you win it tonight. 

         "We are all in this together!" 

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          Simpsonville
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          I Agree! Mucho bueno luck to you Bleudog101! I hope you win it tonight. 

          Vielen Danke, music*!!

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            * In hot pursuit of $ *
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            Another feel good story...conveniently posted on Friday the 13th.

             

            She sounds like a fun gal to be around, many positive vibes coming over the Internet.

             

            Played lucky 13 for Mega Millions tonight.  Born in 55 and worth $55 million!

            ” She sounds like a fun gal to be around “- you bet DB.

            Most bars l am told,don’t tolerate stuck up prima donna’s. Males get loaded, bump into a chick unintentionally, there is no backhands, yelling out at the opposite sex and vice versa. That environment l am told, is pretty *cerebral for the most part. I guess coming into those joints takes a certain kind, definitely not for those who want to quote scripture or seek to convert someone, while throwing back a gin & tonic.Big Smile

             * Voice of Reason *   

            * People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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              Congrats Mardi!

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                ma
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                in my bar if you win 450.00 playing keno you are expected to buy a round and tip the bartender an extra 20.00 or you may face scrutiny or scorn if you are a regular. of course some keep quiet and cash it at the supermarket the next day where tipping is not allowed. if someone won that amount that she won or considerably less they would be expected to pick up multiple rounds until she or he decided to call it a night.,

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                  NY
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                  "Swiss' tab ended up being about $100."

                  One hundred bucks? Dinner for her and her friends plus a round for the house and it was $100? I wonder if she'd have bought around if there were more than 7 or 8 people there.

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                    ma
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                    "Swiss' tab ended up being about $100."

                    One hundred bucks? Dinner for her and her friends plus a round for the house and it was $100? I wonder if she'd have bought around if there were more than 7 or 8 people there.

                    or if she hadn't been drinking. i don't believe she for a moment even hesitated or even gave it a second thought but i can't imagine the scale of scorn or resentment if she hadn't done it. especially the dinner tab for her friends. that would be a given.  i believe the ratio would be if she won 1890.00 and tipped or spent 1.00 would be the same as what she did. i mean, did she tip the bartender who probably sold her the ticket especially if it was a QP which would have meant his timing on punching the key was the reason she won. even if she filled out a keno card herself the absolute minimum she should have tipped him would be 300.00. double or triple that for a quick pic.

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                      Northern Beaches
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                      "A Michigan woman bought a round for everyone in a Michigan bar after realizing she won a $189,912 prize from the Michigan Lottery."

                      How would she behave if she won a big jackpot?

                      For her sake, I hope she doesn't win millions, she would just blow it.

                      A FOOL AND HER MONEY!!