Michael Harley of Clinton is the first lucky player to claim a top Keno with J.O.
Clinton man also wins autographed helmet in Lottery promotion
While Michael Harley of Clinton isn’t a lifelong Ravens fan, he’s certainly a fan of having an extra $75,000 in his bank account. Thanks to the Maryland Lottery’s Keno with J.O. promotion, the 57-year-old is now $75,000 richer and the proud owner of a Jonathan Ogden autographed football helmet.
Michael told Lottery officials that he has always played Keno, but he recently started playing on a more frequent basis. “I guess I started playing more at the right time,” he said while smiling at his oversized check. “This is the first time I’ve won anything this big.”
The four-week promotion under way through Aug. 4 celebrates retired Ravens tackle Jonathan Ogden’s induction on Aug. 3 into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Players make a Keno purchase of $5 or more to get a Keno Bonus Match-up coupon.
Each week, they check mdlottery.com for the numbers of the four winning coupons. One lucky overall winner will get field passes to the Nov. 24 Ravens-Jets game to see Ogden receive his ring.
Michael nervously held on to his winning ticket since last Monday before bringing it to Lottery headquarters in Baltimore. “I’ve been hiding it in different places all week,” he said.
A 14-year employee of National Children’s Center, a nonprofit in Washington D.C., Michael said that he plans to use his winnings to fulfill a lifelong dream — building his own motorcycle. “I come from a family of mechanics, we grew up building things,” he said. “I’m looking forward to building my own Harley.”
In addition to his new motorcycle, Michael joked that he plans to get a tattoo of the Keno logo on his leg.
The lucky man found his winning Keno with J.O. Bonus Match-up coupon at Kenilworth Sunoco located at 4836 Kenilworth Avenue in Hyattsville.