August 9, 2004
St. Joseph Man Wins $25,000 Playing Keno
A St. Joseph man is $25,000 richer after playing the Missouri Lottery’s Club Keno game. Mike Przybylski, 55, said he and his wife, Lisa, were eating dinner with his brother-in-law and sister-in-law at Stan and Lou’s Grill & Pub in St. Joseph on Aug. 6. Przybylski said his brother-in-law was playing Keno, so he decided to play, too. It was only the second time Przybylski had ever played the game.
Przybylski bought a $5 ticket using some lucky numbers, and he won $2. With that $2 prize, he bought one 10-spot ticket with the Bulls-Eye feature and let the computer pick the numbers. That ticket turned out to be worth $25,000.
"I might pay off my new car, since I recently bought a new TrailBlazer," he said.
Przybylski, who just found out last week that his employer, Mead Products, was closing its doors, said he will also use the prize money to pay bills.
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.