Brother’s Help Gives Big Sis a $32,024 Keno Win

Salisbury resident finds luck with 10-Spot bet

A 58-year-old Salisbury woman has her adult “little” brother to thank – and tease – for years to come about an enriching round of Keno games they played together in May. She won $32,024 on a 10-Spot ticket by following her brother’s suggestions. Meanwhile, he walked away with only a great story to tell.

“I’m laughing big-time now,” said the Wicomico County resident. The siblings get together routinely to hang out and play Maryland Lottery games because he lives nearby in Ocean City. On May 20, they stopped at the Truitt Street Goose Creek convenience store in Salisbury and settled in to play 10 rounds of Keno. She placed her bet and added the Super Bonus feature to her ticket. Her lucky numbers – 7, 11, 12, 14 18, 19, 29, 50, 62 and 63 – popped right up and gave her a wonderful surprise.

A production supervisor at the Sherwin-Williams applicator plant in Crisfield, the big sister took a few weeks to claim her prize because she needed to schedule time off from work to trek across Maryland to Lottery headquarters in Baltimore. She carefully hid her winning ticket beneath a mound of pennies in her change box at home until the big day arrived and then almost forgot to fetch it to bring with her.

What will she do with her winnings?

“I’m going to help out family members with my prize,” she said. Her brother has four children and she has a niece and nephew to help. “I’ve been blessed so I’m going to spread it around.”

Also enjoying her win is Truitt Street Goose Creek, located at 111 Truitt Street in Salisbury. The retailer will receive a bonus of $320.24 – equal to 1 percent of the prize value – for selling a winning Keno ticket worth at least $10,000.