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Virginia Lottery releases new Keno game

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By Kate Northrop

RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia Lottery has added a new draw game to its arsenal for lottery enthusiasts to test their luck.

Virginian lottery players can now try their hand at Keno, a fast-paced lottery where drawings take place every four minutes and players have a chance to win prizes of up to $1 million.

Players wager $1 to $10 every drawing and attempt to match 20 winning numbers to a drawn pool of numbers ranging from 1-80.

According to Kevin Hall, the Executive Director of the Virginia Lottery, many lottery enthusiasts have requested the Keno-style game be made available.

"Keno is a great addition to our existing product mix," Hall said. "We've heard from many customers over the years asking for this popular game, and we're delighted to now offer it. And, by continuing to engage with our players in new and different ways, the Virginia Lottery is fulfilling its mission of raising funds for K-12 education in the Commonwealth."

Drawing results are available on the Virginia Lottery's mobile app and website. They can also be viewed on television monitors at select Virginia Lottery locations. Those looking to participate in the new game can watch the Lottery's instructional video and must be 18 years of age or older to play.

Keno was first offered by a U.S. Lottery in 1990, with 21 states offering the game today. There's certainly reason to offer it, as the quick draw game accounts for more than $4 billion in annual sales across the country.

Odds of winning the $1 million top prize are steep — 1 in 8,911,711 to be exact — but the odds of winning any prize range from 1 in 2.8 to 1 in 16.6 based on how many spots are played.

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Luck testing? Sounds like fun if you hit the $1 mil prize.

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    Luck testing? Sounds like fun if you hit the $1 mil prize.

    In NY, we have QuickDraw 

    The only way to win $1 mil is to hit 10 of 10 (which pays $100,000) and pay an extra $1 for the extra play multiplier and hope it comes out on 10x.

    It has 1x (no extra), 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, and 10x. Most of the time it lands on no extra or 2x.

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      Virginia Lottery players who wager $1 have better odds and a better price than a $2 bet on MM and PB.            $1,000,000 looks sweet. Good Luck!!

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        We've had it in KY for several years.   

         

        Didn't see if it was offered on-line and store like here?   Aren't other games in Virginia offered on-line?

            Most I've ever won was around $500, but I did 10 spots X 20 draws with both multipliers offered so wasn't a cheap ticket.

         

        EDIT:   They do offer games on-line, but like Kentucky, it'll probably go on-line after a short period of time.

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                 "Keno was first offered by a U.S. Lottery in 1991 with 21 states offering the game today. There's certainly reason to offer it, as the quick draw game accounts for more than $4 billion in annual sales across the country."

          OK Virginia: Play this game when it comes out as there should be a lot of winners as they work to "draw a crowd" of players. Later, they are allowed to lock out a certain amount of numbers to control the amount of payout and you will see your numbers disappear the minute you play them. You will get 1 number on a 3 spot play, a different one each game if you are playing maybe 5 games at a time, and they will surround your other numbers with "one offs" to make you think you "almost won",....... maybe next game?  As the quote from the article above says "game accounts for more than $4 billion in annual sales", that's money for the states, not the players. DE is a small state and has never had a $100,000 winner, but in December 2015 there was a computer glitch that drew the same exact numbers for 6 straight games. Players immediately "seized the moment" and started playing winning tickets. Two players played to win the "million dollar" prize and did so.  However, not sure if their lawsuits against the state for not wanting to pay them have ever been settled. Other large winning amounts were denied payment also. Basically, this game is controlled like a slot machine. Each state has to pay out a certain percentage of the "take" each year, and they control how they are going to do it. A player just has to be able to be playing at that time of the day when their state is willing to give up some winnings. Early in the day is not good in Delaware. This is a game "born" out of the blazing speed of computers today as it can calculate every bet made instantly so that they can eliminate enough numbers selected by the randomizer to control the payout.

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            This game sound like fun. If it is call every 4 minute. I don't think I could handle                4 hours of this.

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              I am confused.  Is this a KENO game, or a KENO "STYLE" game?  They also do not explicitly declare if this is a "Tipton" Style game.

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                I am confused.  Is this a KENO game, or a KENO "STYLE" game?  They also do not explicitly declare if this is a "Tipton" Style game.

                I'm positive it is the same as Kentucky's...a Keno game 100%.

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                  I usually play a 4 spot for $5 and 4 or 5 draws I can't remember the pay out is like $75 if you get all of them right it is usually a qp and I've won the most times that way . I agree play when it first comes out but we have people here that play all the time "its their game" not mine too much like doing powerball or mega millions every few minutes . I have read that doing numbers in quadrants will produce greater wins as well again though I haven't studied keno .....just way to many variables for me

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                    Last night play a $240 wager on KY Keno on-line.   It was for 20 draws, $4 bet each with Play Multiplier=yes and play Bullseye=yes.   Not even 50% won; a total of $108 in return.

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                      Last night play a $240 wager on KY Keno on-line.   It was for 20 draws, $4 bet each with Play Multiplier=yes and play Bullseye=yes.   Not even 50% won; a total of $108 in return.

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                        Virginia Lottery players who wager $1 have better odds and a better price than a $2 bet on MM and PB.            $1,000,000 looks sweet. Good Luck!!

                        Lep

                        To win $1 million, Virginia players will have to wager $10 and beat odd of 1:8,911,711 and match their 10 numbers. Kentucky players have a choice, they can make the same wager as in Virginia or an extra $1 hoping they not only beat the almost 9 million to 1 odds of match 10 numbers, but then must beat 80 to 1 odds of getting the 10X multiplier. 

                        Like their payoff format because it's slightly better than most lottery Keno games and pays $1 for matching zero numbers on six through 10 spot wagers. 

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                                 "Keno was first offered by a U.S. Lottery in 1991 with 21 states offering the game today. There's certainly reason to offer it, as the quick draw game accounts for more than $4 billion in annual sales across the country."

                          OK Virginia: Play this game when it comes out as there should be a lot of winners as they work to "draw a crowd" of players. Later, they are allowed to lock out a certain amount of numbers to control the amount of payout and you will see your numbers disappear the minute you play them. You will get 1 number on a 3 spot play, a different one each game if you are playing maybe 5 games at a time, and they will surround your other numbers with "one offs" to make you think you "almost won",....... maybe next game?  As the quote from the article above says "game accounts for more than $4 billion in annual sales", that's money for the states, not the players. DE is a small state and has never had a $100,000 winner, but in December 2015 there was a computer glitch that drew the same exact numbers for 6 straight games. Players immediately "seized the moment" and started playing winning tickets. Two players played to win the "million dollar" prize and did so.  However, not sure if their lawsuits against the state for not wanting to pay them have ever been settled. Other large winning amounts were denied payment also. Basically, this game is controlled like a slot machine. Each state has to pay out a certain percentage of the "take" each year, and they control how they are going to do it. A player just has to be able to be playing at that time of the day when their state is willing to give up some winnings. Early in the day is not good in Delaware. This is a game "born" out of the blazing speed of computers today as it can calculate every bet made instantly so that they can eliminate enough numbers selected by the randomizer to control the payout.

                          "This is a game "born" out of the blazing speed of computers today as it can calculate every bet made instantly so that they can eliminate enough numbers selected by the randomizer to control the payout."

                          I'm pretty sure this game was "born" out of financing the building of the Great Wall of China starting in 771 BC. Do you think the Emperor hired thousands of people all using suanpans just to cheat the players?

                          Or is cheating the players something new state lotteries figured out?

                          Just wondering.

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                            Nope! Keno was not first offered by a U.S. Lottery in 1991!  The Michigan Lottery has had a Keno Game since 1990.