February 8, 2007
Carthage Woman Speechless After Winning $15,363 In Keno
A Carthage woman was speechless after she found out that she won $15,363 playing Club Keno on Feb. 4. Angel Jardin, 35, said she was working at Star Lanes Bowling Center in Carthage during the men’s city bowling tournament when she won the prize.
"I found out that I won around 11:30 a.m.," said Jardin, who has worked at the bowling center for the past two and a half years. "I couldn’t talk. I was shocked. I would have never dreamed of winning that much (money)."
Jardin, who played a seven-spot game using the multiplier, won the base prize of $5,000 multiplied times three, since the multiplier number drawn was three. She also won an extra $363 from the Progressive jackpot. Her winning numbers were: 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56 and 57.
"I used to play the five spot, but since the progressive play came in, now I play the seven spot."
Jardin said she and her husband, Mike, plan to use the prize money to buy a new motorcycle for them, a new small motorcycle for their 14-year-old son and a truck for their 17-year-old son.
Both the Multiplier and the Progressive Jackpot features started on Jan. 16. The Club Keno Multiplier feature gives players the option, for an extra $1 per $1 play, to win up to 10 times the prize amount on all Club Keno base prizes. Prior to each five-minute Keno drawing, a wheel is spun to determine the Multiplier number. Players can win 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 times the usual amount - up to $1 million.
Club Keno players who play the six-, seven- and eight-spot games are automatically eligible - with no additional costs - to win the extra Progressive jackpot prize.
Players can win this progressive prize along with the regular prize on a six- seven-or eight-spot game. If the jackpot is not won during the drawing, it will continue to grow until it is won. The Progressive jackpot is pari-mutuel, so players will share the jackpot, based on the amount and the number of winning shares in each prize category.