2009-10-01 10:10:08.977

Vietnam Vet Claims $14,541 Club Keno Prize

Story Photo Three years ago, a Crocker man won $5,000 playing Club Keno at his favorite establishment, VFW, Highway 17 N. in Crocker.  On Sept. 30, lightning struck again for James Mashburn at the same location.  His most recent win was also his largest to date, earning him $14,541.

Mashburn, a Vietnam veteran who served three tours in the 1960s, said he was "excited" by the win.

He added that he knew he had won when he saw the numbers he selected show up on the screen, but he wasn’t sure how much he had won until he asked a clerk to check his ticket.

Mashburn and his wife plan to "put the money in the bank."

To play Club Keno, players can choose how many different numbers (also called "spots") they want to play from 1 to 10.  Twenty numbers from a field of 1-80 are chosen in a computerized random Club Keno drawing held every five minutes. 

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