2006-03-09 15:27:01.037

Lake Area Retiree Wins $3,500 At Friend's Birthday Party in Kansas City

Story Photo audio icon A retired Rocky Mount woman got more than birthday cake at her friend’s 60th birthday party at the Alamo Restaurant & Lounge, 5010 N.E. Parvin Road, in Kansas City on March 3. Susan Foreman, 57, said while she was at the party, others were playing the Missouri Lottery’s Club Keno game, so she decided to play, too.
"My girlfriend’s daughter told me, ’Play three numbers. Don’t play more than three numbers, and be sure you play the Bulls Eye,’" she said. "But I have six numbers that I always play. So when she wasn’t looking, I played six numbers."
Foreman’s six lucky numbers are a combination of her birthday, her husband’s birthday and her daughter’s birthday. Those numbers are 2, 4, 6, 7, 10 and 18.
"If you are going to play (Club Keno) with the idea you are going to win, then you really should be playing the Bulls Eye," Foreman added.
Foreman isn’t sure how she will use her prize winnings, but she has a feeling it will help pay for a new dining room set that she bought.
The Lottery’s largest Club Keno prize winner, Raymond Calkins of Kansas City, purchased his ticket worth $100,000 at the Alamo Restaurant on Nov 3, 2004.
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 the Club Keno page.

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