June 7, 2007
Pontiac Woman Wins $56,477 Playing Club Keno
A stay-at-home mom from Pontiac is saving for a rainy day after she won $56,477 playing Club Keno on June 1. Lisa Luna said she and her husband were visiting with friends at The Grapevine, Highway 5 in Gainesville, when she decided to play Club Keno. Her decision paid off big when she matched eight numbers on an eight-spot game and the Bulls-Eye to win the prize. She also won the Progressive Jackpot for the eight-sport game for the total win of $56,477.
"I kept second guessing myself," Luna said after she discovered the win. "I kept thinking, ’Did I play this game?’ Even though I knew I had. I just didn’t think it was real."
Luna said she’s been playing the same eight numbers for a few years now. They represent anniversaries, birthdays and NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt. Her winning numbers were: 1, 3, 8, 9, 10, 12, 33 and 64.
Luna said she and her husband, Charles, plan to use their winnings to payoff some property they have already purchased and to save for a rainy day.
Players can win from $1 to $100,000 per $1 ticket per drawing in Club Keno. For an extra $1, players can win as much as $300,000 by matching all the numbers and the Bulls-Eye number in a 10-spot game. 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.