GENESEE COUNTY (WJRT) (12/6/2018) - A Genesee County man is planning to invest in his small business after winning $500,000 playing Club Keno.
The anonymous 52-year-old winner claimed his prize at Michigan Lottery headquarters in Lansing on Tuesday. He matched the eight Club Keno numbers of 04-16-19-37-39-57-60-66 for a drawing Nov. 28.
"I checked my ticket later in the evening after I bought it and saw I won $500,000," said the player. "I was pretty shocked!
The winner bought his ticket at Captain Joe's in Whitmore Lake. His $100,000 prize was multiplied by five because he also purchased the 5X Kicker offered as part of the game.
"Winning this comes at a great time. I just completed some home renovations and now I can make sure they are paid off early," he said. "I'll invest the rest in my small business."
Club Keno is offered in hundreds of bars and restaurants in Michigan. Players select 10 numbers between 1 and 80 to win prize amounts based on how much they wager.
Drawings take place every three and a half minutes daily.