Keno winner

Donna Jensen-Mullins started shaking and was speechless when she realized the Keno 10-Spot ticket she purchased during a dinner date with her husband at Buoy 9 Restaurant and Lounge in Hammond was worth $200,000,” Patrick Johnson of the Oregon Lottery reported. Donna, who is a nurse, and lives in Warrenton, is shown in a photo courtesy of the Oregon Lottery.

“I just play Keno sometimes when we are out to dinner, for the fun of seeing if I won,” she said. “I am having a lot of fun!” When she checked the ticket, she had no idea how much she won, but was told she had to go to the Oregon Lottery headquarters in Salem to claim her prize.

“I had the next day off, so I thought I would drive to Salem and check it out. I figured I had won $600 or $1,000,” she explained. “No way did I think I won this much.” After taxes, she took home about $134,000.

“I can’t believe I won,” she added. “We will most likely go on a family vacation, and I want to see about setting up a college fund for my grandchildren.” (Jan. 30, 2015)

Elleda Wilson is an editorial assistant for The Daily Astorian and author of the award-winning In One Ear community column. Contact her at 971-704-1718 or ewilson@dailyastorian.com.

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