Grandparents’ Numbers Give Carpenter a $10,000 Keno Win

Baltimore man finds luck playing birth dates, grandmother’s age

A southeast Baltimore carpenter hanging out with his grandpa at a Lottery retailer in Dundalk decided the time had come for a change in his Keno strategy. After experiencing a lack of Lottery luck, the 26-year-old used personal numbers on his 8-spot ticket. The lucky grandson nailed a $10,000 prize on the first of his three games!

He found his luck at his regular spot, which is the Soda Pop Store in Dundalk. He and his grandfather enjoying hanging out there together and playing Keno from time to time. On July 24, the day his luck changed, the father of two played his grandparents’ birth dates and the age his late grandmother would have reached this year if she were still living. The result was an astonishing Keno win.

“I thought this wasn’t happening,” the winner said. “My heart just rapped!”

He showed his grandpa the winning numbers and took the lucky ticket home to show his fiancé.

“I had to surprise her,” he said. “I told her, ‘Look, do you see those numbers? I won!’”

Parents of a 5-year-old and 7-year-old, the couple celebrated a win that will provide cash to repair a vehicle the carpenter needs for his work. He also plans to pay off bills with his prize and spend the rest on his children’s expenses.

The lucky retailer, Soda Pop Store located at 7715 Westfield Road in Dundalk, is also a winner. The Lottery will give the Baltimore County store a bonus of $100 for selling a winning Keno ticket of $10,000.