August 10, 2004
Arkansas Man Nabs $10,500 in Hollister
Playing the same first digits in Missouri’s Club Keno game paid off for an Arkansas grocer when he played a six-spot game with the Bulls-Eye and won $10,500. William "Bill" Edwards, 58, of Harrison, Ark., said he went to The Spirits Shop in Hollister on Aug. 7 to "socialize and shop." While there, he played Club Keno using all numbers that started with the digit "3" and ended up winning thousands. The winning numbers were: 32, 33, 35, 37, 38 and 39.
Edwards, who owns Edwards’ Grocery Store in Harrison, Ark., said he was watching the drawing on the monitor and he knew right away he won. When the Bulls-Eye, 39, was selected, he was really excited.
"I hollered out, ’I got one!’" he said.
Edwards said he plans to use his prize money for a trip to Tunica, Miss., or a trip to Kansas City.
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.