Michigan man wins second lottery jackpot in two years

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |  Feb. 9, 2018 at 12:46 PM
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Feb. 9 (UPI) -- A Michigan man who won more than $69,000 from the state lottery said the money will be a nice addition to the $100,000 he won two years ago.

Kent Crawford, 40, of Gladwin, told Michigan Lottery officials he was bowling at Meadow Lanes when he decided to play Club Keno.

"I had been playing a 10-spot and winning a few bucks here and there while I was bowling," Crawford said. "I noticed The Jack was getting up there, so I decided to add that to my next ticket."

The Jack is a Club Keno add-on game allowing players to add to their Club Keno wager starting at $1 per draw. The Jack gives players eight easy pick numbers to match to the Club Keno numbers drawn.

Crawford continued bowling and soon discovered his gamble had paid off when he matched eight of the 20 numbers in Monday's draw 1549559.

"I kept bowling, and after a while I saw The Jack amount had reset to $10,000 so I decided to check my ticket. When the terminal printed a slip showing it was the winner, I couldn't believe it!" he said.

Crawford is a lottery veteran -- two years ago he won $100,000 from the Fantasy 5 game.

"I might be the luckiest man in Gladwin," Crawford said. "A couple of years ago, I stopped for gas and the clerk had a Fantasy 5 ticket sitting on the terminal that had been printed by mistake. I bought it and won a $100,000 jackpot."

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