Virginia Lottery releases new Keno game
By Kate Northrop
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 V ...
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Quebec couple married for 57 years wins $200,000 in Banco lottery game
Winner doubles and quadruples her earnings in Keno-style game
By Kate Northrop
A couple from Quebec has a plenty of reason to celebrate after bringing home a $200,000 (US$147,260) prize in the June 9 Banco lottery draw.
Suzanne Lussier God re of Estrie regularly buys tickets for the Banco lottery, her personal favorite game, using the same numbers every time. Her patience paid off, and she managed to match eight numbers in the draw. Not only that, but she doubled and then quadrupled her ...
Jul 1, 2020, 5:06 pm - Lottery News forum
N.H. Lottery asks Concord to give Keno another shot
Nearly two years after Keno received a sound defeat in Concord, the New Hampshire Lottery Commission is hoping the Capital City will give the game another try.
Commission executive director Charlie McIntyre asked councilors on Monday night to consider asking city voters again on November's ballot whether the Keno603 game should be allowed in Concord.
Concord voters rejected Keno in a 2,249 to 1,723 vote and was one of the few cities to deny the game in 2017. Dover shot it down 1,509 to 1,1 ...
Jul 10, 2019, 11:25 am - Lottery News forum
Pennsylvania Lottery struggles to attract bets on virtual sports games
The Pennsylvania Lottery has more than 1,850 outlets with screens displaying virtual animated football and auto races. The odds of finding someone watching a bet play out on the simulated sports action is pretty low.
With a few exceptions, lottery licensees in the region report few customers are spending their time or money on the Xpress Sports games lottery officials introduced in August.
Xpress Football offers the chance to bet from $1 to $20 each on up to 16 possible outcomes such as a ...
Jun 27, 2019, 11:00 am - Lottery News forum
Oregon store employees dig through trash to help find winning $1,200 lottery ticket
A store manager at a local lottery shop in southeast Portland, Oregon, went above and beyond to help a customer who'd lost their winning ticket.
Last week, Mary Peabody's husband Larry came home with a big surprise.
He left for work and then he came home and handed me the ticket and said 'put this in a safe place, and it's for you,' Peabody said.
It was a $1,200 winning lottery ticket her husband bought at the Lucky Spot store at Southeast 148th Avenue and Southeast Stark Street.
Jun 25, 2019, 6:32 am - Lottery News forum
Michigan woman wins 3 large Keno prizes on same day
Talk about a lucky day.
A Lansing woman recently won three big Michigan Lottery prizes on the same day and one of them was worth $250,000.
The 42-year-old woman, who chose to remain anonymous, won the three Keno prizes on three different tickets for the same drawing.
On one ticket, she matched 10 of the 22 numbers drawn Feb. 5 to win a $250,000 prize. Her winning numbers were: 7, 11, 40, 66, 71, 74, 76, 78, 79, and 80.
The numbers she selected were a combination of birthdays and ran ...
Feb 14, 2019, 8:49 am - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery adds new Keno game feature
Keno is Kentucky's 2nd-most popular draw game
Kentucky Lottery players now have a new way to win even more prizes in the popular game Keno, as the new Bulls-Eye feature is now available.
Players can choose to add the Bulls-Eye to their base Keno wager for a chance to win additional prizes. Adding Bulls-Eye will double the cost of the base Keno wager. For example, if a player wagers $5 on their base Keno game, adding Bulls-Eye will cost an additional $5.
During every drawing, a Bulls-Eye ...
Dec 18, 2018, 9:45 am - Lottery News forum
Oregon man wins $118K playing Keno while waiting to cash $1,750 lottery ticket
A Portland man waiting to cash an Oregon Lottery Keno ticket for $1,750 decided to play another game of Keno.
That next game won him more than $118,000.
Sam Hawley took his $1,750 Special Keno 8-Spot ticket to the Oregon Lottery's payment center in Wilsonville, but he arrived before the center opened at 8:30 a.m.
While he waited, Hawley went to the nearby Fred Meyer store and purchased another Keno ticket. All eight of his numbers matched, winning him $25,000 with the 8-Spot rolling jac ...
Dec 6, 2018, 8:48 pm - Lottery News forum
Oregon Lottery glitch in July made all Keno tickets losers
The Oregon Lottery has built up a $1.2 billion a year business trafficking in the eternal thrill of gambling. Just one of its games, Keno, was played an extraordinary 73.7 million times last year.
But the Keno odds took a sudden swing in the early morning hours of July 23, when scanners read all Keno tickets as losers, even when they weren't.
The Lottery never widely disclosed the technical glitch that gave players zero chance of winning. The agency confirmed the defect lasted nearly six h ...
Sep 10, 2018, 5:53 am - Lottery News forum
Pa. Lottery's new keno game gets a lot of play
The Pennsylvania Lottery's new keno game tickets have been selling like gangbusters since debuting at the beginning of the month, lottery spokesman Gary Miller said.
Since May 1, the lottery took in $2.7 million in keno sales and players have already won more than $1.8 million in prizes, Miller said.
About 9,400 retailers statewide sell keno tickets. About 900 bars and restaurants have big screen monitors to play the keno game and that number continues to grow every day, he said. The gamin ...
May 26, 2018, 6:44 am - Lottery News forum