2004-01-08 14:41:31.0

Nevada Man Wins Largest Keno Prize To Date

Story Photo A Nevada man became the Missouri Lottery’s largest Club Keno prize winner on Jan. 3, when he matched nine numbers and the Bulls-Eye number on a $2 wager to win $50,000. Jerry Holcomb, 60, said he always teased about winning big, but he was surprised when it happened that day at the Elks Lodge in Nevada. "I kept telling everybody I was going to win," he said. Holcomb said he has been playing the Club Keno game for the past month. He let the computer select the nine winning numbers on his ticket. Holcomb, who is on disability, said he plans to save and invest his prize money. "I might buy a new truck, too," he said. Club Keno began in May 2002. Players can win from $1 to $100,000 per $1 ticket per drawing. Players who use Bulls-Eye could win between $2 and $50 for matching just the Bulls-Eye number and as much as $300,000 by matching all 10 numbers, including the Bulls-Eye number, in a 10-spot $1 game. For more information about Club Keno and the Bulls-Eye feature, go to www.molottery.com.

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