Skipped Reunion Results in $30,000 Keno Win

Darnell Tyler - Keno

Darnell Tyler and his wife celebrate his $30,000 Keno Bonus win.

Forestville man claims $30,000 Keno Bonus prize

“I knew my numbers would hit,” exclaimed Darnell Tyler, referring to his $30,000 Keno Bonus prize.  Saturday, the 64-year-old won $30,000 playing his unique Keno number combination — and 80, He said he has been playing this combo along with another set of numbers for a while now.  “I saw the numbers and said ‘Whoa, wait a minute, I got it. Then I saw the three times bonus.’”

Darnell quickly told his grandson to call his wife, Marion, with the wonderful news. Marion, who accompanied her husband to Lottery Headquarters to claim his prize, told Lottery officials that Darnell was supposed to be at a family reunion. “Our daughter told us, ‘there was a reason he didn’t go,” said Marion with a smile. Darnell, who suffers from diabetes, intends to upgrade his wheelchair with some of his winnings and pay off bills.  The winning ticket was purchased at Best One Food, located at 6116 Marlboro Pike in District Heights.