2006-10-11 08:18:29.353

Retired Teacher In Laurie Gets $5,000 Appetizer At Vinny's

Story Photo A retired teacher who lives in Laurie got a $5,000 "appetizer" on Oct. 5 when the first Club Keno game she played drew all seven numbers she chose on her $1 seven-spot ticket. Wendy Blomberg, 55, said she and her husband went to Vinny’s Café and Lounge in Laurie on Oct. 5 to have dinner. While waiting for their food to arrive, Blomberg played Club Keno. "We’re expecting our first granddaughter in November," said Blomberg, who previously taught third-grade in Lincoln, Neb. "We’ll use some of the prize money to take a trip to Virginia to visit her." Blomberg and her husband, Bill, said they also plan to put some of the money in the bank. She said she used her two grown children’s birthdays and the couple’s birth year - ’51 - to pick the winning numbers on the 7-spot game. 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.

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