When a woman from Macomb County in Michigan discovered she’d won $189,000 on the Club Keno lottery, she bought drinks for everyone at the bar.
Mardi Swiss, from Utica, won the prize after choosing an Easy Pick selection for a Club Keno The Jack drawing last Tuesday evening when she was enjoying a drink at Steiny’s Tavern on Shelby Road in Shelby Township, Michigan. “I was eating dinner with some friends, and we were kind of half-watching the Club Keno drawings,” Ms Swiss told Michigan Lottery officials. “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.”A Michigan man won $150,000 on the Club Keno twice last year, with just seven months between the two windfalls, while another Michigan local won his second Michigan Lottery prize in two years at the beginning of 2018.
At that point, the Club Keno player had no idea that the prize had reset because her ticket had won the jackpot, so she took it to the bartender to get it checked. “She told me I had a big winner,” Ms Swiss said, “I felt like jelly, I was shaking so much!” A Detroit woman who won big on a Gold Rush scratch card told lottery officials that she was “shaking with excitement” after winning.
Once she found out that the big winner was in fact worth $189,000, the Club Keno player celebrated by buying a round for everyone in the bar at the time, and she splashed out on all of her friend’s dinners. “Luckily the bar wasn’t too busy, so my tab was a little over $100,” Ms Swiss laughed. “It was fun to share my good fortune with everyone there.” Recently we revealed that New Zealanders are some of the kindest Lotto winners in terms of sharing their good fortune, but perhaps this winner could argue that fact.
Last Thursday, the lucky Club Keno winner attended Michigan Lottery headquarters in Detroit to claim her winnings and told lottery officials that she plans to use it to pay off some bills as well as share some with family and friends, the rest will go into savings. “It’s so unbelievable to win,” she added. “It still hasn’t sunk in yet.” A Tatts Lotto winner from Melbourne in Australia planned to share his $1 million prize with family and friends.
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