November 9, 2004
Kansas City Attorney Wins Largest Keno Prize To Date
A 71-year-old semi-retired Kansas City attorney, Raymond Calkins, became the Missouri Lottery’s largest Club Keno prize winner on Nov. 3, when he spent $1 and matched all 10 numbers on a 10-spot wager to win $100,000. Calkins bought his winning Quick Pick ticket at Alamo Restaurant and Lounge, 5010 N.E. Parvin Road in Kansas City.
"I was meeting another lawyer for lunch, and while I was waiting, I bought a ticket and put it in my pocket," said Calkins.
Calkins didn’t check his ticket and find out he was a big winner until two days later.
He said he and his wife, Mata, plan to use the prize money to pay off some debt and put the rest in the bank "for the time being."
Prior to Calkins’ win, the largest Club Keno prize won was $50,000.
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.