Waterproofing Consultant Keeps Keno Wins Flowing

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William Snyder of Catonsville claims his $10,500 Keno prize.

Catonsville resident claims $10,500 prize on $20 ticket

A Catonsville waterproofing consultant who spends his days helping others dry up basements and buildings is pleased he hasn’t dried up his Keno luck!

William Snyder just claimed a $10,500 prize at Maryland Lottery headquarters in Baltimore on a $20 ticket purchased at his lucky Lottery retailer. On Thursdays, the father of 12 routinely heads for Bullwinkles Saloon in Baltimore to play Keno and visit with a daughter who works there as bar manager. The popular patron also routinely buys a round for everyone when he’s flooded with Keno luck.

The grandfather of more than 30 and great-grandfather of five believes in responsible gaming. He only plays Keno once a week and is careful to spend only what he can afford. “I don’t get goofy with it,” said the 75-year-old. “I like to play all the lines. I’ve been lucky with it.”

On Nov. 3, William played 20 rounds on an 8-spot bet, selecting the numbers 3, 13, 23, 33, 43, 53, 63 and 73. “I knew right away I’d won,” he said. The other patrons did, too! In fact, everyone shared in the joy of his big win. His daughter got a big tip, the other customers enjoyed a round on him and the Lottery paid Bullwinkles Saloon a bonus of $105. When a retailer sells a Keno ticket that wins $10,000 or more, the Lottery gives the facility a bonus equal to 1 percent of the prize value.

William is a repeat winner of Keno prizes of all sizes. He claimed a $10,000 prize about two years ago and $5,000 another year. He plans to spend his prize on home improvements.