2003-08-04 16:11:37.0


Sticking around the VFW a little longer paid off for one Kansas City man, who won $10,000 playing the Missouri Lottery’s Club Keno game.   Timothy "Tim" Long (64116*), 38, was getting ready to leave VFW Post 4050 in North Kansas City on July 30 when he decided to play Club Keno one more time.  He said he played all the "nines" on an 8-spot game.  When he went to his car for a pack of cigarettes, he heard a big commotion inside.

"I heard everyone screaming," he said.   "When I walked in, they said, ’Your nines hit.’"

Long’s lucky numbers were:   9, 19, 29, 39, 49, 59, 69 and 79.

An equipment operator for National Starch and Chemical, Long said he plans to use some of his prize money to replace a diamond and sapphire tennis bracelet that he bought for his mom and she lost.   He also plans to buy a new hunting rifle for himself, pay some bills and put the rest in the bank.

Club Keno began on May 28, 2002.   Players can win from $1 to $100,000 per $1 ticket per drawing.  For more information on the game, go to

*  winner’s zip code to help media determine coverage area

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