October 3, 2006
Springfield Man Wins $10,000 Two Days Before 30th Birthday
Turning 30 can be hard for some people, but one Springfield man should find life easier after he won $10,000 playing Club Keno on Oct. 2. Christopher "Chris" Beshears, who turns 30 on Oct. 4, said he plans to use his windfall to get caught up on bills and put the rest in savings. He also plans to buy something for his 11-year-old daughter.
"She wants a new game console," he said. "I’ll get her that."
Beshears, who works at Kraft Foods in Springfield, said he and a couple of co-workers often stop at Dennis’ Place, 921 W. Sunshine in Springfield, after work for a drink. During their stop on Oct 2, Beshears said he played $12 on Club Keno and won $6; then he played $6 on plays and won $1; and with the $1 play, he ended up winning $10,000.
Beshears let the computer pick the winning numbers on his eight-spot game. The eight winning numbers are: 28-33-38-42-62-76-77-80.
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.