Keno-Playing Waiter Served Surprise Dish of Lottery Green

Claims $12,500 prize from 9 spot game

A 25-year-old Pasadena waiter turned his break into an unexpected $12,500 Maryland Lottery payday and all it took was Lottery luck and one 9 spot game of Keno.

The lucky Baltimore resident works at The Greene Turtle in Pasadena. During his break, the loyal player asked a co-worker to pick a number between one and nine. His co-worker picked nine so the waiter put $5 down on a terminal quick-picked game of Keno. His lucky numbers were 2, 19, 30, 51, 58, 60, 64, 65 and 68.

“I like to play Keno when it’s not busy at the restaurant,” he said. “I’m in such shock right now.”

The enriched server will pay off bills with the prize and put some of the money toward a 2017 Caribbean cruise.

His employer also shares in his Lottery luck. The restaurant located at 20 Magothy Beach Road in Pasadena will receive a $125 bonus from the Lottery for selling a winning Keno ticket of $10,000 and up.