Retired state employee claims $12,500 prize
A combination of family birthdays and significant calendar dates added up to a $12,500 Keno win for a 76-year-old Baltimore woman this week. The mother of three, who plays several times a week, chose this past Saturday as one of those times and is still giddy about the outcome.
She stopped by Green Tree Liquors in Baltimore and bought a 7-spot ticket with the numbers 2, 12, 22, 32, 42, 62 and 72. Then, the retired state employee added the Super Bonus feature to her two-draw ticket and watched the game. Super Bonus guarantees that winnings are multiplied by up to 20 times and at least two times.
“I started recognizing numbers right away,” she said. “There were a bunch of people there and I wanted to keep it quiet, so I didn’t react when my last three numbers popped up. It was tough.”
Monday’s Keno winner plans to share her good fortune with her family – she has 13 siblings! “I don’t need too much, and we were all raised to help each other when problems come up, so this will end up helping a lot of people,” she said. “I know they’d do the same for me.”
She plans to continue playing Keno and other games a few times a week. “It’s fun for me, I enjoy the anticipation, the excitement,” she said. “Who knows, maybe I’ll get lucky again.”
For selling a winning Keno ticket of $10,000 or more, her lucky Lottery retailer will get a $125 bonus. The Baltimore city business is located at 1400 West Baltimore Street.