Gladwin County man hits the jackpot twice in two years

Kent Crawford of Gladwin won $69,209 while playing Club Keno on Monday. (Photo Courtesy: Michigan Lottery)

GLADWIN COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A northern Michigan man has hit the jackpot for the second time in two years.

Kent Crawford of Gladwin won $69,209 after matching eight of the 20 Club Keno numbers in Monday's drawing.

Crawford purchased the ticket at Meadow Lanes in Gladwin.

“I had been playing a 10-spot and winning a few bucks here and there while I was bowling,” said the 40-year-old Crawford. “I noticed The Jack was getting up there, so I decided to add that to my next ticket.

“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!”

Crawford also won $100,000 playing Fantasy 5 in 2016.

Crawford picked up his winnings at the Lottery headquarters Wednesday.

Crawford says he plans to take his family on a vacation and then save the remainder of his winnings.

“We always joked after I won the first time about what we’d do when I won again, but I never thought it would happen. It’s unbelievable,” Crawford said.

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