8-spot wager delivers big prize
Watching TV and playing Packaged Keno To Go proved to be a winning combination for a Prince George’s County man. While watching TV last week from the comfort of his overstuffed couch, the 55-year-old won a $50,000 prize with his 8-spot wager.
The self-employed Bowie resident told Maryland Lottery officials that he likes to play Keno while out and will often pick up a game or two at a tavern. When he’s not in the mood for an evening out, he will buy a Packaged Keno To Go ticket to play at home. This play style allows Keno fans to play a series of games at a reduced cost of 25 cents per wager. Players can view their results live or watch them later at mdlottery.com or from their smartphones using the Lottery’s Keno app.
“I was watching TV and enjoying a bottle of wine when I saw the results on my phone. And it was like, boom!” said the winner.
He purchased an 8-spot quick-pick ticket at Bowie Liquors for 20 drawings with the Super Bonus multiplier added. This option gives players a chance to multiply their winnings by up to 20 times and guarantees, at the very least, doubling the prize if a player wins. His $15 purchase gave him a $2,500 payout, which increased X20 with the Super Bonus multiplier drawn for that game.
His lucky Keno win also benefits Bowie Liquors, which is located at 6910 Laurel Bowie Road in Bowie. For selling a winning Keno ticket of $10,000 or more, the store will receive a $500 bonus from the Lottery. The bonus is equal to 1 percent of the prize.