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December 11, 2019

$99,655 Club Keno Prize Won in Imperial

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Like other Club Keno players across the state, Nancy Hardin had been watching as the Club Keno 8-spot progressive jackpot continued to climb last month. By Nov. 22, it had exceeded $48,000.

That evening, Hardin was at the Meramec (Arnold) Elks Lodge, 1515 Miller Road in Imperial, playing Club Keno with family and friends.

“I’d been picking my own numbers and playing Multiplier,” she explained. “Eventually, I went to the bar and said, ‘Give me a Quick Pick 8-Spot with Multiplier.’”

After getting the ticket and returning to her table, Hardin’s group watched the Club Keno monitor as the numbers were drawn.

“The first game played and the numbers flashed up. I said, ‘I think I have seven numbers.’ I got really excited, because that would have been almost $3,000.”

The eighth number on her ticket was a 13, which she did not see on the monitor.

“I said, ‘I’m only one number away! I wish I would have had that 13,’” she recalled. “My husband said, ‘I think 13 was up there, Nancy.’”

Her husband also noticed that the 8-spot progressive jackpot had reset – meaning someone, somewhere had hit it.

“So I grabbed my cell phone to use the app and go back and see the numbers again,” she said. “It was the first game on the ticket and as soon as I saw that ‘13’ on my phone, I jumped straight up in the air and said, ‘I won $59,000!’”

Amid the excitement, Hardin’s husband and brother reminded her that she had played the Multiplier feature, which increased her base prize by five times.

“So I went from thinking that I won $3,000, to $59,000 to $99,000,” she said with a laugh.

The final realization of her total prize, she said, was simply indescribable.

“There’s not a word that describes it,” she added. “It was beyond shock.”

All current Missouri Lottery tickets can be scanned on the Lottery’s mobile app or on Check-A-Ticket machines at retail to determine if a ticket is a winner.

In the most recent fiscal year, players in Jefferson County took home more than $30.7 million in Missouri Lottery prizes. Retailers received over $3.1 million in commissions and bonuses, and an additional $7.8 million went to educational programs in the county. For a detailed list of programs that benefited, visit MOLottery.com.







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