Daughter finds Lottery luck playing her late father’s favorite game
A 42-year-old Glen Burnie woman received a bittersweet $30,000 Keno win a day after her father passed away and only days before Father’s Day.
The cosmetologist told Maryland Lottery officials that she was feeling very down after her 72-year-old dad’s death the previous day. To feel better, she decided to play a few games of Keno at the Ritchie BP in Prince George’s County.
“My dad and I were pretty close and the only thing I could think of to take my mind off of his passing was to play a little Keno,” she said as she held back tears. “It was one of his favorite Lottery games to play. So, I figured I would give it a shot on my way home from work.”
The Anne Arundel County resident doesn’t play Keno very often, she said. She decided to play 10 draws on an 8-spot ticket and added the Bonus feature.
“The only thing that would make this win perfect is if my father was still here to help me enjoy it,” she said. “It almost feels like he’s up in heaven and making sure I’m being taking care of now that he’s gone.”
After paying a few bills, the winner said she might take a much-needed vacation to Barbados to relax and remember her beloved father. Her winning numbers for the June 2 game were 1, 8, 10, 11, 16, 24, 32 and 77.
Also a winner is the Prince George’s County Lottery retailer. Ritchie BP located at 1322 Ritchie Road in Capitol Heights receives a $300 bonus from the Lottery for selling a winning Keno ticket of $10,000 or up.