May 4, 2005
Brookfield Man Wins $10,000 Playing Keno in Linneus
A Brookfield man left a Linneus bar and grill with $10,000 more than he went in with on May 2 when his 7-spot Club Keno play matched five numbers and the Bulls-Eye number. Porter Robinson, 45, said he plans to use the prize money to pay bills.
"I’ll pay my daughter’s summer college tuition," said Robinson, who is a trucking contractor for Federal Express. "She’s a pre-med student at Truman State (University)."
Robinson said he and his girlfriend stopped in the Horseshoe Bar and Grill in Linneus around 10 p.m. for a drink. While there, he decided to play Club Keno. He let the computer pick his numbers and he ended up winning $10,000 on the first game.
"The bartender started screaming at the owner, and he (owner) must have checked the ticket three times," said Robinson.
Club Keno began in May 2002. Players can win from $1 to $100,000 per $1 ticket per drawing. For an extra $1, players can chose the Bulls-Eye option and win between $5 and $50 for matching just the Bulls-Eye number. Players can win as much as $300,000 by matching all the numbers and the Bulls-Eye number in a 10-spot game. For more information about Club Keno and the Bulls-Eye feature, go to www.molottery.com.