Georgeanne Raymond of Piggot, Ark., will go down in Missouri Lottery history as the first big winner of Club Keno’s new Double Bulls-Eye feature. The part-time convenience store worker matched the Club Keno numbers she played to both the red and green Bulls-Eye numbers, as well as matching nine out of 10 Keno numbers drawn. The feat earned her a $62,500 payoff.
The new Double Bulls-Eye option, which provides more chances at larger prizes, began on Aug. 28. As a regular Keno player, the new play option was something that had piqued Raymond’s interest.
“It was new,” she said. “Everyone was wanting to check it out and try it.”
In fact, she hadn’t even intended to play Keno at all when she went to Stan Moffitt’s Last Chance, 14509 U.S. Highway 62 in Campbell, to buy cigarettes.
“I didn’t have my wallet, a cell phone, nothing,” she explained. “I had $5 in my pocket, and my friend talked me into playing. I won $10, so I played my numbers again.”
As luck would have it, that was the moment that will allow her to get a new roof on her house and purchase a new car.
Club Keno has drawings every four minutes. Players can choose from a variety of play methods by selecting how many “spots,” or numbers, they wish to play. Raymond played a 10-spot game and selected her own set of favorite numbers.
While traditional Club Keno is available at social environment locations like restaurants, bars and fraternal organizations, the game is also offered at convenience stores, grocery stores and similar locations as “Keno To Go.” Further details about the new Double Bulls-Eye feature can be found on the Club Keno page at Molottery.com.