2007-05-30 08:50:07.373

Arnold Man Wins $11,843 Playing Club Keno

Story Photo An Arnold man and his family are going shopping soon for a hot tub after he won $11,843 playing Club Keno. Christopher "Chris" Abele, 38, said he was having dinner with his family on May 25 at Dylan’s Sports Bar and Grill, 675 Jeffco Blvd. in Arnold, when he decided to play Club Keno. He used the six "lucky" numbers he had gotten earlier that day from a Chinese fortune cookie and selected one additional number himself. Those seven numbers winning numbers were: 11, 20, 32, 36, 34, 33 and 77. "I thought I matched most of the numbers, but I wasn’t sure," Abele said. "I had it checked twice. I think we all started jumping and screaming. It was pretty exciting." In addition to buying a hot tub for their backyard, Abele and his wife, Stephanie, plan to purchase a few presents for their three children and also pay some bills. Abele selected the Multiplier when he purchased his ticket, which doubled his prize. Plus he won a portion of the Progressive Jackpot for the seven-spot game. 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. For more information about Club Keno features, visit Molottery.com.

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