December 28, 2017

Birthday Wishes Answered with Club Keno Win

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Don Armstrong of Newnan, Georgia, delivered on his girlfriend’s birthday request when he won $18,312 on Dec. 22 playing Club Keno. He bought the winning 8-spot ticket at Classics II, 6650 Mexico Road, in St. Peters.

“It was my girlfriend’s birthday, and I told her, ‘I’ll do anything that you want because it’s your birthday. And she said, ‘I want you to win the Lottery and make it snow.’ So at about quarter to 12, I won the Lottery and at about 12:30, it started snowing,” he shared with a laugh.

Armstrong, who routinely works in Missouri, recalled that he wasn’t sure what to think when he first scanned his ticket and the results directed him to a Lottery office.

“I signaled the bartender to come over, and I said, ‘What does this mean?’ and her jaw dropped,” he said.
The bartender then checked the ticket on the business’s Lottery terminal.

“When the number popped up, her face went like white, and she turned and looked at me and said, ‘$18,000!’” 

Armstrong said there wasn’t much need for discussion as to what to do with the unexpected prize money.

“We’ve got a savings account, and we’ve been waiting to get to where we can buy a piece of property with it.” he said. “She and I are wanting to buy 100 acres somewhere.”

With Club Keno, 20 numbers are randomly drawn every four minutes, and players choose how many “spots” (numbers) they wish to play. They can also take advantage of extra play options – such as the Bulls-Eye, Double Bulls-Eye or Multiplier features for more chances to win.

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