Tina Cason of Camdenton and Darell Foreman of Linn Creek had a happy change of plans when their lunch at Gull-ables, a bar and grill at 91 E. Highway 54 in Camdenton, turned into a trip to Lottery headquarters in Jefferson City to claim a $2,047 Club Keno prize.
The friends often play Keno together, randomly choosing their number selections for the drawings.
“I pick some, she picks some, then we just turn it in,” Foreman, 37, said.
Cason, 52, laughed as she said she missed their winning numbers displayed on the game monitors “because he talks a lot.”
“So I scanned the ticket to see if we won anything,” she explained. “Then he screamed like a little girl.”
“Why not?” he interjected. “You have to dance around and have fun.”
“Yeah, we left the bartender a big tip, too,” she added.
To play Club Keno, players 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 then chosen in a computerized random Club Keno drawing held every four minutes. Cason and Foreman’s winning ticket was a 6-spot game.
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.”