Retired Dam Worker Welcomes Lottery Luck Overflow

Harford County man wins $24,000 playing Keno

A Forest Hill retiree, who is a huge fan of the Maryland Lottery, has played Keno for two decades without landing a big enough win to wind up in the Winner’s Circle at Lottery headquarters. That changed on Feb. 24, when the retired dam worker saw Lottery luck spill over with a $24,000 prize.

“This sort of stuff doesn’t happen too often to me,” he said. “It was about time for me to win.”

The Harford County resident was playing Keno, his favorite game, at one of his favorite Lottery retailers – Fisherman’s Catch restaurant in Forest Hill. “The food is good and the people who work there are nice as well,” he said.

The 71-year-old  likes to let the terminal pick the numbers, which is what he did on his 10-spot bet. He added the Bonus multiplier feature, too. The loyal player was enjoying his meal and a beer when his  game took place so he asked a bartender to check the results. After playing Keno for almost 20 years, his big win had arrived!

“I was so happy for him,” said his son. “He actually told me the news today (Monday) right before we came here. He deserves this!”

The happy player plans to use his prize to pay bills and will save most of it for future endeavors.

Also celebrating the $24,000 win is his lucky Harford County retailer. Fisherman’s Catch at 1 Maurice Drive earns a $240 bonus from the Lottery for selling the winning ticket. The bonus is equal to 1 percent of the prize.