2004-07-21 16:00:36.0

St. Louis Man Has Beginner's Luck Playing Keno

Story Photo A St. Louis man had beginner’s luck by winning $10,500 on the first night he played the Missouri Lottery’s Club Keno game. Bobby Carter of St. Louis (63135) said he was at the Penalty Box, 11453 St. Charles Rock Road in Bridgeton, on July 16 celebrating a co-worker’s birthday when he played the game. "I really didn’t know how to play," Carter said. "It was the first time. I never even heard of it before." Carter, who works for Hussmann Corp., said he completed a play slip for a six-spot game and also selected the Bulls-Eye feature. To his surprise, the numbers matched and he won $10,500. Carter said he plans to use his prize money to buy new tires for his car and to pay to have his truck painted. 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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