2011-04-07 14:33:23.247

Piedmont Woman Wins $8,891 Playing Club Keno

Story Photo audio icon It was an unexpected blessing that befell the crowd of regulars at Larry’s in Piedmont on March 26. When Leisa Whitaker won an $8,891 jackpot on a Missouri Lottery Club Keno ticket, she remembered her friends. 
“I bought the house a round,” laughed Whitaker. “It’s a small town.”
This, of course, was after she confirmed that her 7-Spot ticket was the indeed a winner.
“I know I was in shock when I checked it,” recalled Whitaker. “I didn’t even have my glasses on. I saw the dollar sign. I had to have the bartender check it to make sure I wasn’t crazy.”
The windfall came at the right time for the 51-year-old and the beneficiaries at Larry’s, 111 S. Main St., in Piedmont. 
“I’m going to buy a car and bring my bank account up to the good. I’ll be even!” exclaimed Whitaker.
This is the first big prize for Whitaker, who noted previous wins of $200. She said she’ll continue to play the game that endeared her to a handful of fans at Larry’s.
“I enjoy playing Keno,” she explained. “I can get my 10 games, and watch or not watch, and it still plays.”
Club Keno is a Draw Game with drawings every four minutes. Players can choose how many numbers to play, also called “spots,” and win prizes based on play options.

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