2008-02-13 16:10:58.787

Joplin Man Wins $12,614 Playing Club Keno

Story Photo audio icon An employee of a Joplin pool hall decided to play Club Keno and hit the Bulls-Eye.  Ricky Matthews, 33, was shooting a few rounds of pool following his shift on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the OK Bar, 1516 Main St. in Joplin.  He regularly buys a few Club Keno tickets while he plays, and he matched seven numbers including the Bulls-Eye to win $12,614. 
"I was shooting pool," Matthews recalled.  "I had my tickets there, looked up and saw that the Bulls-Eye was one of my numbers.  I just started counting through them, and it ends up that all seven of them were on there.  It was a Quick Pick."
Matthews, who does maintenance at the pool hall, said he plans on purchasing a car and investing some of the money.  One thing he won’t need is a new pool cue. 
"My pool sticks, they are well taken care of," explained Matthews.
Club Keno is an online numbers game that is played in hundreds of age-controlled locations across the state.  The game features a drawing every five minutes and has multiple ways to play and win.  The top prize in Club Keno is $100,000, but it can reach $1 million with the multiplier option.       

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