April 24, 2006
Two Arkansas Welders Share $25,002 Keno Prize Won in Sedalia
Two welders from Arkansas earned more than their normal wages when they came to Sedalia to work on a job for Tyson Foods. Jason Self, 29, of Murfreesboro, Ark., and Kenneth "Shane" Davis, 28, of Nashville, Ark., ended up winning $25,002 in the Missouri Lottery’s Club Keno game, when they stopped at Sedalia City Limits, 3501 W. Broadway, in Sedalia on April 22. They plan to share the prize equally, which works out to be $12,501 each before taxes.
The two men stopped at the bar for a drink around 6 p.m. on Friday, when they got to town. They each put $10 in to play 10 games using the Bulls-Eye feature, and they each picked five numbers, using birthdays. They matched nine of the 10 numbers in one of the draws to win $25,000. They also won $2 on a game. Their 10 numbers were: 2, 4, 6, 10, 14, 22, 29, 44, 58 and 69.
"We bought everybody a round at the bar," said Davis.
Davis said he plans to use some of his share of the prize to buy a new welding machine; Self said he plans to buy a new truck with his prize money.
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.