Talk about a lucky day.
A Lansing woman recently won three big Michigan Lottery prizes on the same day and one of them was worth $250,000.
The 42-year-old woman, who chose to remain anonymous, won the three Keno prizes on three different tickets for the same drawing.
On one ticket, she matched 10 of the 22 numbers drawn Feb. 5 to win a $250,000 prize. Her winning numbers were: 7, 11, 40, 66, 71, 74, 76, 78, 79, and 80.
The numbers she selected were a combination of birthdays and random numbers, she told the Michigan Lottery.
She bought her winning ticket at Kartar Liquor, located at 6200 South Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard in Lansing.
"I play my Keno numbers every other day and I was getting ready to give up, but decided to buy a few more tickets," she told the Michigan Lottery. "My cousin called me the next day to tell me someone in Lansing won on Keno, so I decided to check the winning numbers on the Lottery app. When I saw the winning numbers, I recognized them instantly and knew I was a winner."
To top off her good luck, she also won two $2,500 prizes in that same drawing after matching nine numbers on two other tickets.
"I also matched nine numbers on two other Keno tickets from the same drawing to win two $2,500 prizes. I missed a $750,000 payday by just two numbers," she told the Michigan Lottery.
The lucky player visited Lottery headquarters on Tuesday to collect the big prize. With her winnings, she plans treat herself a little, but save the majority of the money.
Keno tickets may be purchased for $1. Players select 10 numbers from one to 80 for a chance to win prizes ranging from a free instant ticket up to $250,000. Drawings for the game take place at 7:30 p.m. seven days a week.
Congrats to this lady!!!
Now I am wondering...
What are the odds of one person with one set of numbers taking both a state and multi-state jackpot in one week?
(I can see the headline on that one!!!)
Must be nice! Congrats to her!!
That's nice to see! It looks like Michigan may be running an honest random drawing .Not like the crooked Keno game that Delaware has that controls the numbers each drawing to prevent one from winning any big prizes ....or anything most of the time. These computerized Keno games are big money makers for the states that have them.
Congrats to the 42-year-old woman, who chose to remain anonymous!
In NY, we have a keno type game called Pick10. Top prize for 10 of 10 is $500,000. 9 of 10 pays $6,000.
The only difference is NY Lottery draws only 20 numbers, not 22.
This lucky woman's numbers look like ages for grandchildren, a nephew or niece, friends, and acquaintances.
She is smart saving it and putting it toward retirement.
Before they ruined the website you could look up prizes years back and someone in Ypsilanti actually won $250,000 3 times on the same draw from the same store. I believe, if I remember correctly, it was back in 2002. Now that we have such a rotten website in Michigan you wont find the info anymore.
Looks like she either played some type of "way tickets" or just used more than 10 numbers having the same 9 on three tickets. This Keno game draws 22 numbers once a day compared to a 20 number typical Online or in stores 4 or 5 minute draw Keno game.
Playing Keno in sports bars was and still is very popular in Michigan and apparently very popular with this lady.
Boy, what kind of luck is that?
I'd really need nothing else for myself.
Within that kind of money, there's a modest home for me
in the Southwest, somewhere (I won't be rubbing shoulders with
Mr. Drysdale, or anyone like that.)
But, maybe a good, used Porsche, and a bike, as well. Donation monies would have to wait a bit, though, but I don't know. . . .
I have to defend RNG for this game of Keno and no others. There is no logistically way somebody could pick those numbers all day and some of the night with mechanical balls.
Had to make sure my facts were right on the MI lottery website for Keno. It said the drawings are 'every few minutes'. How about doing it like KY, it clearly states every four minutes?
"Drawings for the game take place at 7:30 p.m. seven days a week."
Michigan has two different Keno games; one similar to KY's 4 minute Keno and a "once-a-day" Keno game with much different rules and payoffs. There are not many live ball keno games left in Vegas and Reno and some of them have second and third Keno RNG drawn games. And because of the time it takes, they don't have enough time to show a live drawing even if only drawn once a day.
"The 42-rear-old woman, who chose to remain anonymous" screwed up by mentioning the two $2500 wins!
Why? Cause in Michigan if you win a prize under $10,000 you cant remain anonymous so all anyone has to do is FOIA the names of everyone who won $2500 on that drawing and the person who one $2500 twice is the $250,000 winner!
I don't care myself except I have always wondered that if you win a jackpot and a smaller prize on different lines on the same ticket if someone could FOIA the name of the person who won the smaller prizes on that ticket.
EG- Line A: Jackpot
Line B: $5
Could you FOIA the name of the $5 winner from that ticket since the prize is less than $10,000?
In the case of the two $2500 KENO wins you can do it because they are separate tickets but could you do it from the same ticket a Jackpot line is on? The $5 Prize is definitely less than $10,000 so you should be able to FOIA the Michigan lottery for the name of $5 winner!
I have never done an FOIA but wondered about it if someone could do it to me if I won on two lines on the same ticket.
Of course there is that little problem of actually winning to have to worry about it in the first place.....
ahhh i love this. just read this happy great news of a new fortune for a young 40s woman who won,
just older is forties, not old, so she still young to:
-invest wisely and make it last, much much longer!
-enjoy a lil $$$extra here and there without fret over anything really(financial.medical level) etc.al.,
but, either way happy for her and god bless her,
and i did hear about ny prize for 10 for 10..."
I agree lottobrain, its the same in Maryland. You can sit and watch multiple games that may run multiple numbers over and over again. As soon as you play them those numbers completely disappear. Even if the numbers remain on the Hot and Cold list that is displayed between games. They ( the State lotteries)bait you in and then, take your money. But that's gambling.