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$300,000 Keno Win For Anne Arundel County Couple

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Sandi and Larry Hessie played Keno Bonus which tripled
their $100,000 win to $300,000.

Brooklyn residents, Sandi and Larry Hessie, made a spur-of-the-moment decision last night to go out to dinner.  At the restaurant, Sandra, with already-completed Keno tickets in hand, made another spur-of-the-moment decision to play one more game.  Those two decisions, combined with a lot of luck, produced a $300,000 Keno win.  According to the couple, it couldn’t have come at a better time.

Sandi and Larry were about to dig into their dinner at Crabtowne USA when that extra Keno game started.  Sandi picked her numbers after seeing the “hot numbers” screen, a collection of Keno numbers that had been drawn frequently yesterday.  “My food had just arrived so I was only half paying attention,” said Sandi.  “I stopped eating when I recognized more and more of the numbers.  I never finished dinner.”  Sure that she was imagining things, Sandi asked for a print-out of the game’s results.  “We compared them and saw that all ten of our numbers had hit.”  It wasn’t until a few minutes later that they remembered that she had played the Keno Bonus which tripled the $100,000 win.

Winning Numbers
2 – 8 – 20 – 22 – 27 – 33 – 51 – 58 – 59 – 66 – Bonus 3x

“I really still can’t believe it,” Sandi told officials this morning.  The shock was still apparent on her face, although it was slowly being replaced with a wide grin.  Sandi, a manager at a distribution center and her husband, who is currently on medical disability, told of a recent conversation they’d had.  “We were facing serious expenses, and with Larry out of work, we weren’t sure how we were going to make it. I told him that we’d better hit it big soon.”

The lucky couple plans to help their four children with student loans and assist other family members who are facing tough times.  “First we’ll take care of the family,” said Sandi.  “I have a birthday coming up soon; we’ll celebrate together then.”

Their Keno win occurred at Crabtowne USA, located at 1500 Crain Hwy. in Glen Burnie.



  • Cindy Orr

    Im so happy for you congrats

  • John

    God bless you guys. You deserve it. I was just at Crabtowne the other day. I believe I am due for a jacpot prize, God knows I deserve and need it.

  • Chrissy

    Congratulations Sandi and Larry! I just read your story and am so moved. I am so happy for you and am thankful that good things still happen to good people in this world-enjoy and good luck to you both and your family!

  • Ozzie Neff

    Wow. What are the odds of getting 10 of 10? Enjoy.

  • Jeff Schaech

    Now see Sandi, if you hadn’t come to work on your day off monday that chain of events may never have happened. So excited for you!

  • (Jack) Dad Sheffer from Florida

    Nice Job honey!! Now you can go see your sister in Montana!! I Love You Always! Love Dad

  • Alyssa

    Heyyy Aunt sandi & uncle larry! Congrats! :]

  • chuck wollery

    wow now you go to church and fix hubby because you both know why im sober and u won this world is strange

  • C

    I don’t know people more deserving and I can say that as these are my parents.

  • Stephanie

    Congratulations to you Guys. God Bless You’ll.

  • Kristen

    Yes, many congrats!!! Tough times indeed. Still looking for work since last October. Come on big money…. mega or scratch offs!!

  • Golden

    Congratulations!!! This story made me smile! Very deserving! Best of wishes!

  • Shirley

    I am so happy that someone can hit Keno. Good job!

  • 2 hot

    Congratulations! So happy for you guys…..I will be Maryland’s lottery next big million winner….

  • bunky

    keno is still not random numbers they are already drawn by the time you see them . play keno for one game and wait until ten balls come out then check your ticket it will tell you whether or not if you are a winner or loser then watch the other balls come out ! random is not a way to play keno numbers

    • mdlottery

      bunky: Keno and Packaged Keno To Go (PKTG) are played using the Lottery’s random number generator which continuously generates random sets of 20 numbers. Every four minutes, for each game, the central computer “locks in” on a set of those numbers, which are then displayed on the Keno monitor. There are a variety of ways to win based on matching some, all, or — in some cases — none of the numbers.

    • Big Brother

      Bunky the point of your comment is what.
      Anyway you look at it. Its a win of $300,000.
      Congrats to them.

  • Beverly

    God is good, all the time. Bless you

  • Tamera Mowbray

    Iam so happy for you guys your story is so like me and my husband. Iam a supervisor for a chicken plant and my husband is on Medical disabliltiy too. I wish we had the luck you guys got maybe it will happen to us.

  • Wen

    Way to go Larry and Sandi great pick of numbers you two deserve it for sure. Awesome Job !!

  • Neil

    Congrats to the winners. I’m going through some tough times myself and could really use some of their luck.